Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology : Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions

By (author) Graham M. Davies , By (author) Anthony R. Beech


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Forensic Psychology is essential reading for all undergraduate courses in forensic psychology and an excellent introduction for more detailed postgraduate courses. Expert authors cover every aspect of forensic psychology, from understanding criminal behaviour, to applying psychological theory to criminal investigation, to analysis of the legal process and the roles of witnesses, to the treatment of offenders.

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 24mm | 1,238.3g
  • 01 May 2012
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1119991951
  • 9781119991953
  • 332,056

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Graham Davies is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Professor of Forensic Psychology at the Universities of Birmingham and Coventry, UK. His research interests focus on the testimony of children and adults and the support of vulnerable witnesses at court, on which topics he has published 10 books and over 150 articles in scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a former president of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition and of the European Association for Psychology and Law. Anthony Beech is a Professor and Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 39 book chapters and 5 books in the area of forensic science/criminal justice. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and was the recipient of the Senior Award from the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology for a significant lifetime contribution to Forensic Psychology in 2009. He also received the Significant Achievement award from the US-based Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) in 2009.

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Forensic psychology is a constantly growing discipline, both as a profession for graduates and in terms of student interest. This book highlights the often sizable gap between the media myths surrounding forensic practice and reality. Graham Davies and Anthony Beech present an exciting and broad range of topics within the field including detailed treatments of the causes of crime, investigative methods, the trial process, and interventions with different types of offenders and offences. Written by a mix of leading senior researchers and younger academics, "Forensic Psychology" draws on a wealth of experience in this popular subject area to produce a new edition that will interest and enthuse today's generation of students.For the second edition, this book has been greatly expanded, enabling coverage to be extended to new and growing areas of forensic practice. "Forensic Psychology" is also now part of the BPS Blackwell series - the only series to be approved by the British Psychological Society.Changes to the second edition include: Greater range of authors and topicsWider use of case studiesTopics for essays and class discussions, plus additional recommended readingNew and improved page design and layout"Forensic Psychology" is essential reading for undergraduates first encountering the subject area and an excellent introduction for more detailed postgraduate courses. Additional online resource materials including related links, multiple choice questions and PowerPoint slides are available

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