Need Two discussion posts. The order needs to be divided into 2 posts. Use reading materials and cite sources
1a. Based on the background materials, explore the ethical and moral situations faced by criminal justice professionals involved in the legal system, including psychologists.
1b. What standards need to be established by both judges and lawyers in order to have fair and balanced judgment in a trial?
Require Reading:
Note: First read the TDs first, then return back to the readings page and peruse the readings as necessary to engage in a meaningful discussion.
Dodier, O., Melinder, A., Otgaar, H., Payoux, M., & Magnussen, S. (2019). Psychologists and psychiatrists in court: What do they know about eyewitness memory? A comparison of experts in inquisitorial and adversarial legal systems [PDF]. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 34(3), 254-262.
Eldridge, H. (2019). Juror comprehension of forensic expert testimony: A literature review and gap analysis. Forensic Science International: Synergy, 1, 24-31.
Greenbaum, A. F. (2019). Expert witness reports in federal civil litigation: The role of the attorney in the expert witness report’s preparation [PDF]. Hofstra Law Review, 48, 131-178.
Haack, S. (2020). Judging Expert Testimony: From Verbal Formalism to Practical Advice. Quaestio facti. International Journal on Evidential Legal Reasoning, 1, 13-30.
KPTV FOX 12 Oregon. (2020, February 26). Forensic psychologist takes stand during day 2 of sentencing phase for Jeremy Christian [Video]. YouTube. (2:16)
Mendoza, R. (2019, March 6). Talks at Harvard College. Confessions of an expert witness: Science of uncertainty [Video]. YouTube. (16:04)
Making a Murderer: Conspiracy, Evidence Collection & Prosecutor Ethics [Video file] Retrieved from (52:26)
TED Archive (2018). The dangers of misinterpreted forensic evidence [Video file]. Retrieved from (7:26)
Gavazzi, J. (2016). Social Media & Ethics: Psychologists self-reflect when engaging through technology. The National Psychologist. Retrieved from
National Conference of State Legislatures (2015) Mental Health Professionals’ Duty to Warn. Retrieved from
Lott, D. (2016) Drawing Boundaries. Psychology Today. Retrieved from

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