Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology : Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 24mm | 1,238.3g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1119991951
  • 9781119991953
  • 197,215

About Graham M. Davies

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 more

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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 more

Table of contents

List of Contributors xix Preface to Second Edition xxi About the Editors xxiii Introduction 1 Graham Davies, Anthony Beech and Clive Hollin PART I THE CAUSES OF CRIME 15 1 Psychological Approaches to Understanding Crime 17 Emma J. Palmer 2 Developmental and Psychological Theories of Offending 37 David P. Farrington and Maria M. Ttofi 3 Contributions of Forensic Neuroscience 55 Anthony Beech, Benjamin Nordstrom and Adrian Raine 4 Effects of Interpersonal Crime on Victims 77 Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis and Emma Sleath PART II INVESTIGATING CRIME 97 5 Eyewitness Evidence 99 Lindsay C. Malloy, Daniel B. Wright and Elin M. Skagerberg 6 Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses 115 Robyn E. Holliday, Joyce E. Humphries, Charles J. Brainerd and Valerie F. Reyna 7 Interviewing Suspects 135 Ulf Holmberg 8 Detecting Deception 151 Par Anders Granhag and Maria Hartwig 9 Offender Profi ling and Crime Linkage 171 Jessica Woodhams 10 Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking 189 Louise Dixon and Erica Bowen 11 Terrorism 207 Max Taylor PART III THE TRIAL PROCESS 227 12 Judicial Processes 229 Jacqueline M. Wheatcroft 13 Safeguarding Witnesses 247 Helen L. Westcott and Graham Davies 14 Identifi cation Evidence 267 Tim Valentine 15 Role of the Expert Witness 287 Brian R. Clifford PART IV DEALING WITH OFFENDERS 305 16 Crime and Punishment: 'What Works'? 307 James McGuire 17 Risk Assessment and Offender Programmes 327 Ruth Hatcher 18 Interventions with Dangerous Offenders 349 Leigh Harkins, Jayson Ware and Ruth Mann 19 Interventions for Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities 369 William R. Lindsay, John L. Taylor and Amanda M. Michie 20 Interventions with Mentally Disordered Offenders 391 Dawn Fisher, Michelle Ginty and Jagjit Sandhu 21 Offender Rehabilitation: Good Lives, Desistance and Risk Reduction 407 Tony Ward, Chelsea Rose and Gwenda M. Willis Glossary 425 Index 433show more

Review Text

''This book provides an excellent introduction to forensic psychology. It provides an up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the subject which is broad enough to provide an insight into the wide range of topic areas, but detailed enough for readers to be able to gain a good grasp of the subject and importantly know where to go for more specific reading material.'' --Dr Jo Bailey, Lead Psychologist and Directorate of Public Sector Prisons, UK "This collection will prove indispensable to undergraduates, postgraduates and practitioners. The unique appeal can be found not just in the range of topics presented but also their topical nature. The literature reviews are strong and well presented, with good and appropriate use of case studies. I do not feel any similarly marketed texts are even close to this in terms of quality, breadth and application. " --Professor Jane L. Ireland, School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, UK and Ashworth Research Centre (ARC), High Secure Forensic Psychiatry Services, Mersey Care NHS Trust, UK "The 2nd edition of Forensic Psychology entrenches the work as indispensable and authoritative. This edited collection is comprehensive in its treatment of current international issues in the area. It facilitates a sophisticated understanding from a forensic and criminological psychology perspective of the complex and diverse issues that underpin and influence contemporary law and legal processes." --Professor Ian Freckelton, Senior Counsel, Professor of Law, Forensic Psychology and Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Australia "Readers seeking an accessible introduction to a variety of areas of this growing discipline will find much that is useful here. The overviews of psychological issues, theoretical perspectives and relevant research are enhanced by summaries, case studies and questions for discussion. The well-chosen references and suggestions for additional reading are especially valuable. Its distinctive contribution is to go beyond familiar starting-points and to give the encouragement of further exploration a lively and tangible form." --Dr Adrian Needs, Principal Lecturer/Chartered & HPC Registered Forensic Psychologist, University of Portsmouth, UKshow more