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Measures of Legal Attitudes

Measures of Legal Attitudes - 04 edition

Measures of Legal Attitudes - 04 edition

ISBN13: 9780534526825

ISBN10: 0534526829

Measures of Legal Attitudes by Lawrence Wrightsman, Angela Batson and Vanessa Edkins - ISBN 9780534526825
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
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Measures of Legal Attitudes by Lawrence Wrightsman, Angela Batson and Vanessa Edkins - ISBN 9780534526825

ISBN13: 9780534526825

ISBN10: 0534526829

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 04
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Summary

Intended to help make material on criminal cases and law relevant and personal for students, The Measures of Legal Attitudes is a workbook-style supplement that features 31 scales that measure attitudes relevant to the legal system. Gathered from active researchers in the field, each chapter covers a different scale or topic, and includes scale items and scoring instructions. Each scale is consistently organized to include the following: the title of the scale, author of the scale, author contact info, purpose of the scale, relevant publications list pertaining to the scale, scale items and directions, a scoring key, and a summary of contents. Among the high interest topics covered by this text: legal attitudes of prospective jurors, attitudes about medical malpractice, attitudes towards physician-assisted suicide, acceptance of rape myths, attitudes toward the death penalty, knowledge of eyewitness testimony, attitudes about spouse abuse and battered women, and political correctness.

Benefits:

  • 31 easy to complete attitude scales on a range of topics makes course content come alive for students.
  • Chapters have been class-tested with hundreds of students.
  • Brief and affordable, this paperback can be packaged with many Wadsworth psychology titles as value supplement.
  • Scoring instructions are included for each scale/chapter.
  • Perforated, tear-out pages allow for ease of use for submitting in-class or as homework assignments.

Author Bio

Wrightsman, Lawrence S. : University of Kansas


Batson, Angela L. : University of Kansas


Edkins, Vanessa A. : University of Kansas

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Legal Attitudes of Prospective Jurors.
2. General Attitudes Toward the Legal System.
3. Attitudes Toward the Criminal System.
4. Attitudes Toward the Jury Service.
5. Attitudes of Prospective Jurors in a Criminal Trial.
6. Authoritarianism.
7. Beliefs in a Just World.
8. Beliefs in Fate.
9. Police Cynicism.
10. Cynical Attitudes.
11. Attitudes Toward Confessions.
12. Attitudes Toward Entrapment.
13. Attitudes of Jurors in Civil Trials.
14. Attitudes About Medical Malpractice.
15. Medical Malpractice -- Another Measure.
16. Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide.
17. Attitudes Toward Spouse Abuse and Battered Women.
18. Rape Empathy.
19. Acceptance of Rape Myths.
20. Attitudes Toward Children as Witnesses in Court.
21. Attitudes Regarding Children's Rights.
22. Attitudes Toward and Competence of Children.
23. Attitudes About the Prison System.
24. Attitudes Toward the Death Penalty.
25. Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment.
26. Attitudes Toward Family Roles.
27. Political Correctness.
28. Attitudes Toward Civil and Business Litigations.
29. Attitudes Toward Blaming the Victim and Blaming Society.
30. Knowledge of Eyewitness Evidence.
31. Attitudes Toward the Insanity Defense.