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Author Anderson, David C.,
Title Three false convictions, many lessons : the psychopathology of unjust prosecutions / David C. Anderson and Nigel P. Scott.
Imprint Hook : Waterside Press, 2016.

Author Anderson, David C.,
Subject Judicial error.
Judicial error -- Psychological aspects.
Alt Name Scott, Nigel P.,
Description 1 online resource (290 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Front cover; Copyright and publication details; Table of Contents; About the authors; Acknowledgements; Dedication; Publisher's note; Glossary of relevant terms; Dramatis Personae; Introduction; Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito; Stefan Kiszko; Darlie Routier; A reluctance to acknowledge mistakes; Human psychology, superstition and belief; The internet age and mass media; Avoiding mistakes; The Law, The Human Brain and Psychopathy; Medicine and law: How both need to be controlled; The science of empathy, psychopathy, and modern concepts of evil; Gender differences in empathy and systemising.
Testosterone effects on the brain/specific syndromesThe Psychopathy Checklist; High functioning (non-criminal) psychopaths; Are there psychopaths within the justice system?; The danger of relying on confessions; Trust and exploitation in unjust prosecutions; The importance and dangers of trust; On WYSIWYGs and WYSIJACs; The cancer of collective psychopathy; Witch-burning and exploitation of sympathy and horror; Some provisional thoughts; Murder in Perugia: An Improbable Conviction; The Kercher case; Occam's Razor versus dietrologia; Inspector Occam's reconstruction of Meredith's murder.
Rudy Guede's troubled pastRudy Guede's troubled present; Criminal profiling; Dietrologia: An improbable case is constructed; Romance and classical music; Amanda first on the crime scene; The strange case of the missing phones; Meredith's body discovered; Occam applied to Perugia's polizio-judicial system; Psychopathy and the justice system; The Monster of Florence; Prejudicial effect of the civil case in Italian law; Forensic shortcomings; Abuse of DNA evidence; Errors of omission and the time of Meredith's death; The necessity that the break-in was simulated not real.
False and contrived witnessesDestruction of important evidence; The unfortunate case of the shoe prints; Human rights issues; Willing exploitation of the press; A crime within a crime?; Italians in Court: One Man's View From No Man's Land; A hard time seeking to convince the press and media; Observations from court during the appeal; Courtroom ritual; An invitation to meet the prosecutors; John Follain: A critique; Press and media when the court was in session; Two years later: The appeal against the appeal; 'A nonsensical pile from Nencini (viz a nonsencini)'
Nd what drives the trolls€; Trolls harass and threaten offline as well; Hijacking of the Wikipedia page; The curious case of Harry Rag; Anonymous blogging; A brush with Harry; Harry Rag's exultation at the Nencini verdict; The baiting of Harry Rag.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 8, 2017).
ISBN 9781910979143 (electronic bk.)
1910979147 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 959864803