Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

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By (author) Dennis Howitt

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  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 34mm | 1,220g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273736213
  • ISBN 13: 9780273736219
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 6,509

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With broad, in-depth coverage of this fascinating subject, Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology remains the most authoritative, readable and popular text in the field. Theory is prominent throughout and a range of in-text features -- substantially enhanced in this new edition -- make this an engaging and valuable resource. The fourth edition is revised to include new chapters on therapy in prison and the psychology of lie detection, and has greatly extended coverage of courtroom processes. It has been brought fully up-to-date with significant new research. An interactive website supports this book at www.pearsoned.co.uk/howitt. This features a range of useful resources including multiple choice questions, example essay questions, links to further reading, a guide to becoming a forensic psychologist as well as interviews with researchers about their work in the field. Clear and comprehensive, this is an essential textbook for undergraduates studying psychology, applied psychology and criminology. It is also extremely useful in many other subjects for which students need an understanding of how psychology relates to criminal justice and the law.

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Table of contents

Provisional table of contents - reviewing to be carried out from January 2011 onwards and contents to be reviewed again after this: 1 What is forensic and criminal psychology? 2 The social context of crime 3 Crime and the public 4 Victims of crime 5 Theories of crime 6 Juvenile offenders and beyond 7 Theft and other crimes against property 8 Violent offenders 9 Sexual offenders 1: rapists 10 Sexual offenders 2: paedophiles and child molestation 11 Police psychology 12 Terrorism and hostage-taking incidents 13 Eyewitness testimony 14 Profile analysis 1: FBI-style offender profiling 15 Profile Analysis 2: Investigative psychology and statistical profiling 16 False allegations 17 False confessions 18 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 1: the psychology of lie detection 19 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 2: The polygraph test and statement validity analysis 20 Children as witnesses 21 Mental disorders and crime 22 Mental, personality and intellectual problems in court 23 Judges and lawyers 24 Juries and decision making 25 Effective prison 26 Psychological treatments for prisoners and other offenders 27 Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism Glossary References Name index Subject index