Psychology scientists conduct and report research and findings regardless

Psychology and Legal fields work hand in hand to determine whether people are guilty or innocent. According to the text “Differing Philosophies of Psychology and Law,” psychology’s goal is to understand behavior while law’s goal is to regulate it and then the court system is expected to end a dispute with a clear decision. Psychology is when the general principles of human behavior is examined and law emphasizes this behavior of an individual. One way legal and psychology fields work together would be when a psychologist might be called in to testify the thinking abilities and moral developments of a certain individual, as well as suggest if there were any influencing objects, actions, or visual aspects. This is where law would come in and be responsible for answering the question, “What made this individual do what they did?” Another way psychology and law work together is that they both help determine certain rules and regulations to help better the society. Psychology and law both have certain qualities that make them what they are, and help determine who is guilty and who is innocent in court, based on an individual’s behavior, and/or past violations. In order to achieve this, psychology focuses on data, based on past scientific research, as well as behavior and the human mind. Meanwhile, law is based on rulings made by the court. This means that the Supreme Court, for the most part, deal with current issues in law based on past rulings on corresponding topics. One final way psychology and law work hand in hand is when opposing lawyers offer up information to determine whether an individual is guilty or innocent. Psychologists base their information off of what scientists conduct and report research and findings regardless of whether or not they support their own hypothesis. The psychologists support the information revealed through the results of the scientist’s research and presents it in court, which then leads to what was mentioned above about opposing lawyers. They could then use this information to defend their clients in court. In conclusion, three ways were described in how psychology and law work together in court. Psychology and law are two different fields, but when they come together, they could discover who is innocent or guilty, what made a certain individual do something, and also understand one’s behavior.