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The Popular Policeman and Other Cases

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ISBN: 9789053567708 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567708 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Law --- Psychology
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In this compelling title, two distinguished scholars share their experiences as expert witnesses in cases ranging from eyewitness testimony, person identification and recovered memories, to false confessions, collaborative storytelling and causal attribution, in the context of various interrogation techniques and their ability to deliver reliable results. Each chapter describes in lucid, entertaining prose a representative case in the context of scholarly literature to date, showing how psychological expertise has been (and can be) used in a legal setting. The cases include petty and serious crime, from illegal gambling, infringed trademarks and risqué courtship behaviour, to honour killing and death on the climbing wall. The authors' findings and recommendations apply to legal systems worldwide. There is no other English-language textbook covering a similarly wide range of offences, and this volume will fill a gap in the existing literature and demonstrate how psychological expertise can be used in a much larger area than is often realised.

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law --- psychology --- psychologie --- recht

Hoe mensen keuzes maken

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Book Series: WRR ISBN: 9789089643025 Year: Pages: 132 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_401762 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Psychology
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Psychology; Public administration

Homo loquens en homo scribens

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ISBN: 9789053569542 Year: Pages: 512 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569542 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Psychology --- Philosophy --- Linguistics
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Dutch and Flemish language; Philosophy; Psychology

The Rise of Mental Health Nursing

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ISBN: 9789053565018 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565018 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Psychology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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Examining the relations between the rise of scientific psychiatry and the emergence of mental health nursing in Dutch asylums, this study analyses the social relationships of class, gender and religion that structured asylum care in the Netherlands around 1900. Drawing on archival collections of four Dutch asylums, the book highlights the gendered nature of mental health nursing politics. Seeking to model the asylum after the forceful example of the general hospital, psychiatrists introduced new somatic treatments and designed mental nurse training which aimed at creating a nursing staff skilled in somatic care. The training system, based on the projected image of the civilized, middle-class female nurse, bringing competence and compassion to the care of the mentally ill, created new opportunities for women, while at the same time restricting the role of men in nursing. Capturing the contradictory realities of hospital-oriented asylum care, the book illustrates the social complexity of the care of the mentally ill and forms an important addition to the historiography on European psychiatry.

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