Evidence Law and Empirical Psychology

Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law __ (Oxford Univ. Press 2021)

FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. 20-18

21 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2020

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Justin Sevier

Florida State University - College of Law

Date Written: September 7, 2020

Abstract

This chapter presents a brief historical account of the relationship between the field of empirical psychology and the law of evidence. It highlights some (but not all) of the major contributions that psychologists have made to our understanding of evidence law, while also highlighting recent, cutting-edge research. The article also offers suggestions for how future research can assist in maintaining psychology's relevance to sound evidential policy.

Keywords: evidence, psychology, empirical legal studies

Suggested Citation

Sevier, Justin, Evidence Law and Empirical Psychology (September 7, 2020). Philosophical Foundations of Evidence Law __ (Oxford Univ. Press 2021), FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. 20-18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3688579

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