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Social Psychology And The Predominant Legal System

Savithri V, BBA.LLB (Hons.) student from SASTRA Deemed to be University


This paper is a humble attempt to delve into the labyrinth of the intertwined connections, of what the medley of Social Psychology and the Legal system has to offer. Spread across 5 different limbs, elaboration on various meta- analyses of different researchers have been scrutinized and probed into to provide an enlarged view of essential remedies and prospectus into the social climate of criminal events. The first subsection deals with the infamous question of what incites a perpetrator to behave and act in a certain way, so that their decisions culminate into a crime – the environmental factors that buttresses and surges that behaviour. Secondly, the reliability and veracity of the eye witness identifications of the suspect are assayed, thus widening the fronts of law enforcement actors. Furthermore, provisions supplementing the interrogation tactics and false confessions by the victims, into the depths of ploys used by the police during interrogations fortifies the need for implementing more cognitive oriented techniques that could be adopted to increase the quality of confessions and victim statement – to align more with the truth. The last arm of justice is its delivery by a bench; but to err is to human and one cannot deny the role of the factors that influences a judge, and more so, a bench in arriving a verdict, without the interference of bias. But how biased would a judge be based on their atmosphere’s contribution is also looked into, which finally leads us into the last limb of pretrial publicity and their remedies.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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