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Sales, Bruce Dennis

Works: 61 works in 289 publications in 2 languages and 11,287 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Bruce Dennis Sales
Criminal profiling : developing an effective science and practice by Scotia J Hicks( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book aims to transform criminal profiling into a credible science and practice that will reliably aid law enforcement investigation. Authors Scotia J. Hicks and Bruce D. Sales painstakingly critique the state of criminal profiling today and find the practice of criminal profiling to be an art more than an established science, lacking clear links among crime scene evidence and offender motives, personality, and behavior. With no firm scientific basis for their judgments, profilers differ in their conclusions and recommendations, rendering profiling problematic as a law enforcement tool. Criminal Profiling tackles this problem squarely, exploring in detail how a science of profiling may be constructed and tested. The comprehensive new approach offered here builds on existing practice and research and calls for empirical information that can lead to a sound new science of criminal profiling. This is the latest volume in the Law and Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences series."--Jacket
Ethics in research with human participants( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic shifts have taken place in the contexts in which research occurs since publication of Ethical Principles in the Conduct of Research with Human Participants (American Psychological Association, 1973, revised 1982). These shifts, which include changes in research questions, settings, populations, methods, and societal norms and values, have generated new ethical challenges
The Criminal justice system by Bruce Dennis Sales( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treating adult and juvenile offenders with special needs( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers what works in the treatment of offenders with special needs, identifies concerns regarding release planning and aftercare, and faces the realities associated with the logistics of prison systems and community settings
Experts in court : reconciling law, science, and professional knowledge by Bruce Dennis Sales( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Experts in Court: Reconciling Law, Science, and Professional Knowledge examines the use of expert testimony, particularly that of mental health professionals, in civil and criminal litigation. Lawyers and judges often fear that mental health professionals' testimony is purely experiential and not based on objective criteria or a demonstrable scientific foundation. Through the use of a novel approach to evaluating the interactions of experts with the courts, Sales and Shuman explain the scrutiny that psychologists and all other experts will need to use to survive admissibility determinations under new and evolving rules of evidence. Their skillful and detailed analysis shows how the standards of admissibility for expert testimony have changed and how they have altered the relationships among judges, juries, experts, and lawyers. The book carefully reveals the evolution of laws regarding evidence admissibility, the requirements established by specific court rulings for scientific and nonscientific expert testimony, and the new rules for the submission of psychological expertise in court. It also explains how the law can use experts more effectively and how their behavior serves or complicates the goals of the rules of evidence. Finally, the authors propose a research agenda designed to foster a better understanding of the attitudes and practices of trial courts concerning rules of evidence and expert testimony"--Cover. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Family mediation : facts, myths, and future prospects by Connie J Beck( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Family Mediation: Facts, Myths, and Future Prospects, Connie J.A. Beck and Bruce D. Sales trace the development of the field as well as current mediation practices and take a hard look at the consequences for families and the legal system. For families enduring divorce, it is presumed that mediating support, custody, and visitation issues is quicker, less expensive, and less painful than battling in court. But how valid are the claims of mediation's wide-ranging benefits? Borrowing from the experiences and methods of psychotherapy research, the authors offer an engaging, highly informative critique of family mediation practice and research to reveal the intricacies, inadequacies, and situations in which mediation is most effective. Legal and mental health scholars involved with families in divorce will gain a clear understanding of the substantial research needs and opportunities in the field and their implications for social policies."--Jacket
Scientific jury selection by Joel D Lieberman( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Given the importance of trial consultants to the modern-day practice of law, Scientific Jury Selection is designed to be informative for psychologists, other professionals interested in trial consulting (e.g., sociologists, communication experts, marketing researchers, psychiatrists, and social workers), and attorneys. The authors provide a thorough review of the most common techniques used to select jurors and a critical, social-science-based evaluation of the ultimate effectiveness of these methods. The nature and mechanics of the voir dire process, the use of community surveys, and the influence of demographic factors on scientific jury selection are among the many topics given a close examination by the two authors, who are pioneers in the field. Psychologists and other social scientists as well as practicing trial consultants who read the book will gain a better understanding of the current state of research relevant to scientific jury selection, emerging trends, and areas in which new research needs to be conducted to advance the field. Attorneys who read the book will be better positioned to decide whether to hire consultants to assist in future litigation, and if so, what types of services these consultants should provide"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The trial process by Bruce Dennis Sales( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than the law : behavioral and social facts in legal decision making by Peter W English( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Complex legal issues often involve contested facts that require expert knowledge. In such cases, legal decision makers look to experts from fields as diverse as the behavioral, social, biomedical, or physical sciences to help settle disputes. More Than the Law: Behavioral and Social Facts in Legal Decision Making provides a fascinating and accessible introduction for students and other readers to the ways in which behavioral and social knowledge can and should inform legal decisions, as well as ways in which such knowledge can be misused. Eleven different stories are presented, highlighting major legal decisions such as mandatory testing for drug use in schools, abortion, use of the death penalty, and jury selection, among others. Chapters include a presentation of each decision and an analysis that critically explores the behavioral and social facts relevant to the case. Through these stories, students will discover the complexities and problems that can result from the application of behavioral science to legal decisions. Behavioral and social science experts will come to understand the special duty they bear to provide legal decision makers with the most accurate information available. And empirical researchers will recognize vast opportunities for research that could have a real impact in the courts, legislatures, and administrative agencies. This exceptional book fills a gap in the field of legal studies, offering a sophisticated examination of the use of behavioral and social science facts in judicial, legislative, and administrative determinations"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology in litigation and legislation( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the first Master Lectures in Psychology focusing on psychology and law were given more than a decade ago (Scheirer & Hammonds, 1983), interest in using psychological knowledge, and in involving psychologists in the legal process, has continued to grow. It is appropriate, therefore, that another volume in the Master Lecture in Psychology series be devoted to the interface of psychology and law. But in doing so, it was necessary to limit the coverage to manageable terrain. The field today encompasses concerns ranging from environmental policy (e.g., Pitt & Zube, 1987; Ribe, 1989) to mental health policy (e.g., Shah & Sales, 1991; Tor & Sales, in press) and from sexual harassment in the workplace (e.g., Gutek & O'Connor, in press) to psychological distress in law students and lawyers (e.g., Benjamin, Darling, & Sales, 1990; Benjamin, Kaszniak, Sales, & Shanfield, 1986). Thus, the Master Lecture Series, and the chapters in this volume, can no more cover all of the major issues in psychology and law than they could cover all of the issues in any other major subfield of psychology (e.g., clinical psychology, social psychology). The decision was made, therefore, to focus on a range of critical issues that have been raised by the intersection of psychology with two of the most visible legal systemsthe courts and legislaturesand with two critical legal processesadjudication and the creation of legislation. Because the Master Lectures in Psychology and the ensuing publications are typically limited to five presentations, this volume cannot cover the full range of issues even in this subdomain. On the other hand, the topics selected for inclusion admirably raise fundamental issues that should be of concern to psychologists who interact with lawyers, judges, and juries in litigation and who interact with legislators in drafting legislation. Relevance of Psychological Science to Litigation and Legislation Litigation provides an opportunity for parties to resolve a dispute when less adversarial means have failed. Because it often involves disagreement over what the true facts that are involved in a case may be, the resolution of this issue can constitute an important part of the trial"Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology in the legal process( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of attorney advocacy : how courtroom behavior affects jury decision making by Jessica D Findley( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Successful advocacy approaches are essential for the practice of law. Lawyers, law professors, judges, and other legal commentators have offered numerous recommendations for how trial lawyers can persuade juries, including techniques in verbal and nonverbal communication, attorney demeanor, and so forth. These recommendations have been put into trial practice handbooks and are frequently taught in law schools as part of the trial advocacy curriculum. However, they often rely on popular assumptions or intuition rather than social and behavioral science. Research is needed to differentiate intuition and speculation from scientific proof of efficacy. This book fills this critical gap by reviewing the scientific support for popular advocacy recommendations. It first summarizes trial commentators' recommendations, then reviews the scientific support for these recommendations, and finally evaluates the recommendations in light of the scientific support. Research is culled from not only trial and simulated trial settings, but also other social and behavioral settings. Topics include attorney demeanor, verbal and nonverbal communications, the attorney-client relationship, and storytelling (narrative techniques). This book will appeal to researchers in psychology, communications, linguistics, and other social sciences, as well as trial commentators and practicing attorneys"--Résumé de l'éditeur. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Courtroom modifications for child witnesses : law and science in forensic evaluations by Susan R Hall( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1980s, an upsurge in public awareness and media attention contributed to a significant increase in the numbers of child abuse and neglect incidents reported to law enforcement and child protection agencies. Because of the psychological trauma and distress that the child may have experienced prior to trial and the additional negative psychological sequelae that some children could experience as a result of courtroom confrontation with the alleged abuser, the courts fashioned specific rules regarding modifications to protect vulnerable child witnesses. Mental health professionals can provide forensic assessment and testimony on the need for and types of modifications that would be most appropriate. This book provides a structure for conducting courtroom modification evaluations for allegedly abused child witnesses and for providing related expert testimony. The authors review U.S. laws regarding courtroom modifications for these children, consider the scientific basis for courtroom modifications that implicate the defendant's confrontation right, describe the clinical manifestations of trauma and emotional distress in allegedly abused children that might affect their ability to testify, and assist clinicians in choosing appropriate trauma assessment instruments. They also provide guidelines for the competent conduct of courtroom modification evaluations in the present and recommendations for future directions in research, practice, and policy to ensure fair treatment for both alleged witnesses and defendants in modification hearings"--Cover. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Laws affecting clinical practice by Bruce Dennis Sales( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disabled persons and the law : state legislative issues by Bruce Dennis Sales( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychology of law : human behavior, legal institutions, and law by Bruce Dennis Sales( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite notable contributions in eyewitness identification, most legal research done by psychologists has had a minimal impact on law and public policy in the United States. In fact, much psycholegal research is marred by systemic flaws. In this carefully reasoned and compelling text, Sales and Krauss explain how psychologists have often failed to understand the law and the context in which it operates. Even subtle misunderstandings about the nature of courtroom testimony or the application of different legal statutes across different jurisdictions, they argue, can produce research that fails to examine real-world phenomena. To combat this, the authors present a road map for how criminal justice and forensic researchers can use research to describe, explain, predict, and provide solutions for legal situations and have a real impact on judges, juries, and the legal profession at large"--Unedited summary from book cover
New directions in psycholegal research( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Professional psychologist's handbook by Bruce Dennis Sales( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing legal research : a guide for social scientists and mental health professionals by Roberta A Morris( Book )

17 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing Legal Research will enable researchers and practitioners to develop a proficiency in using legal materials by describing how to use the law library to find, cite, and track the following: cases; statutes passed by the state legislatures or Congress; legislative history of these statutes; and administrative rules, regulations, and decisions promulgated by state and federal administrative agencies (such as the Environmental Protection Agency). In addition, the book includes exercises that give readers an opportunity to go into the law library and test developing skills on genuine legal questions. After reading this book, researchers will not only have the skills that will ensure the legal relevance of their initial research question but also the ability to conduct their own evaluation of the legal materials
Making jury instructions understandable by Amiram Elwork( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ethics in research with human participants
Ethics in research with human participantsTreating adult and juvenile offenders with special needsExperts in court : reconciling law, science, and professional knowledgeFamily mediation : facts, myths, and future prospectsScientific jury selectionMore than the law : behavioral and social facts in legal decision makingPsychology in litigation and legislationCourtroom modifications for child witnesses : law and science in forensic evaluations
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Sales, Bruce D.

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Sales, Bruce Dennis, 1944-

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