Law and Psychology Review

Articles from Vol. 36, Annual

Calculating an Alternative Route: The Difference between a Blindfolded Ride and a Road Map in Pro Se Criminal Defense
ABSTRACT In Faretta v. California, the Supreme Court recognized a constitutionally protected right to self-representation since an accused person must be able to control their own defense. Since then, legal professionals and the public have come...
Children Having Children: Why Adolescent Mothers Need Leave Too
ABSTRACT Women have made great strides in reducing discrimination in the workplace through Title VII and the FMLA. However, one group of unrepresented women--high school students--is being denied equal protection of the law by the lack of accommodation...
Children's Freedom of Speech and Expressive Maturity
ABSTRACT The First Amendment's protection for the freedom of speech has never been satisfactorily applied to children in a way that accounts for the significant variance in maturity and vulnerability among different ages of children. The protections...
Mind Matters: Mental Disability and the History and Future of the Americans with Disabilities Act
ABSTRACT This Article examines the history of protections afforded individuals alleging mental disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the protections such individuals will receive under the ADA going forward in light...
Safety or Freedom: Permissiveness vs. Paternalism in Involuntary Commitment Law
ABSTRACT This note examines the evolution of involuntary-commitment law and policy in the United States, framed as a choice between opposite poles of paternalism and permissiveness. The note discusses the development of Fourteenth Amendment due-process...
Social Security Disability Law and the Obstacles Facing Claimants with Mental Disabilities
ABSTRACT This Article examines the administrative processes and judicial analytical framework that govern the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for persons suffering with mental disorders. Since the enactment of the Social Security...
The Habit Evidence Rule and Its Misguided Judicial Legacy: A Statistical and Psychological Primer
ABSTRACT This article explores and critiques the jurisprudential legacy of the habit evidence rule, ultimately concluding that habit is a psychological and not a probabilistic construct. Accordingly, the admission of evidence under the guise of...
The Hedonic Impact of "Stand-Alone" Emotional Harms-An Analysis of Survey Data
ABSTRACT This paper employs survey data on subjective well-being and a battery of self-assessed health measures Io estimate the hedonic impact of emotional health, as decoupled from its physical counterpart. The disaggregation of global health into...
The Unjust "Web" We Weave: The Evolution of Social Media and Its Psychological Impact on Juror Impartiality and Fair Trials
ABSTRACT Accessible in a myriad of ways, the Internet has come to define the contemporary population as a group dependent on instant informational gratification. The growth of Internet popularity has not occurred without bringing concerns. In the...