Criminal Psychology was published by Hans Gross in 1910, and stands to this day as the definitive manual for applied psychology in the legal field. With this book Gross re-examined the basic assumptions of the legal profession and rebuilt them from the ground up. His approach to psychology is as meticulous as his approach to the field of law, accepting and incorporating only those aspects of psychology which could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and applying them in a specific, focused manner.
A comprehensive summary precedes the narration of the text and includes a biography, background information on the author, and a review by chapter. Also included are an overview, synopsis, analysis of the text, and a section which explores the historical context, criticisms, and social impact of this landmark work.
This is a must-listen for students of law or psychology and for anyone interested in the nature of the mind and the workings of law.
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