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19 Behav. Sci. & L. iii (2001)

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Behavioral Sciences and the Law
Behav. Sci. Law 19: iii (2001)
DOI: 10.1002/bsl.467


                       Introduction to this issue:


                       Current Directions





Current Directions issues are not themed issues, but rather they are a collection of
current research reports, special perspectives, and other publications. In this issue of
Current Directions, there are six articles that represent a wide variety of scholar-
ship in the behavioral sciences and the law. Two of the six articles reflect European
efforts (United Kingdom: Fritzon et al., and The Netherlands: van der Leij et al.),
the rest are from the United States with one of the US contributions including a
cross-cultural comparison between the U.S. and the U.K. (Schwartz & Isser).
   Nancy Walker and Theresa Doyon examine the competing rights of children,
parents, and the state in the context of a child with HIV/AIDS. Julia Henderson Gist
and her colleagues compare violence reported by women who qualify for a civil
protection order to women who do not qualify for civil protection. Deane Wiley's
study examines differences between African Americans and White Americans and
what they perceive when they view a law enforcement traffic stop in which the race of
motorist and police officer are crossed. Katarina Fritzon, David Canter, and Zoe
Wilton argue for the usefulness of an action system framework for classifying deviant
behavior and demonstrate the value in studies of arson and terrorism. Bas van der
Leij and his colleagues explore forensic assessments of a defendant's mental health
status in the Dutch criminal justice system. Lita Linzer Schwartz and Natalie K.
Isser use the lens of Therapeutic Jurisprudence to examine neonaticides and the
sentences imposed on the parents who commit such crimes.
   The issue concludes with a book review. Joseph McCann reviews William Reid's,
A Clinician's Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy: Or Proceed with Caution (1999).
                                          Alan J. Tomkins, J.D., Ph.D., Editor


Copyright 0 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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