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    DescriptionLie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending , the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as Forensic Psychology. Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses all the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process as a whole. It includes explanations of criminal behaviour and criminality, including the role of mental disorder in crime, and discusses how forensic psychology contributes to helping investigate the crime and catching the perpetrators. It also explains how psychologists provide guidance to all those involved in civil and criminal court proceedings, including both the police and the accused, and what expert testimony can be provided by a psychologist about the offender at the trial. Finally, David Canter examines how forensic psychology is used, particularly in prisons, to help in the management, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders, once they have been convicted. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David V. Canter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 160 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199550203
    ISBN 10: 0199550204
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JMK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: JKS
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 670
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    BISAC V2.8: PSY014000
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    BIC subject category V2: JKVF1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    B&T Approval Code: A11760000
    DC22: 614.15, 614/.15
    LC classification: RA1148 .C37 2010
    Thema V1.0: JKS, JKVF1, JMK
    Illustrations note
    15 black and white halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    06 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    David Canter is Professor of Psychology at The University of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of its Forensic Division and a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. He has published 20 books and over 150 papers in learned professional journals, and lectured around the world on various aspects of scientific psychology. His book, Criminal Shadows, won the Golden Dagger Award for crime non-fiction. Aside from academic achievements he has given evidence to a number of major government enquiries and has advised in response to requests from over 150 police investigations world wide. He has recently been elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.
    Table of contents
    1. The Excitement and Challenge of Forensic Psychology ; 2. How to Make a Criminal ; 3. Experts in Court ; 4. Psychology and Legal Proceedings ; 5. Working with Offenders ; 6. Working with Law Enforcement ; 7 ; Further Reading ; Glossary