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: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 584 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 236mm x 32mm | 1,202g
  • Publication date: 15 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 1405874465
  • ISBN 13: 9781405874465
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 11,209

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Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology, 3/e is a market leading text in its field. It provides students with a fascinating and informative introduction through the use of up-to-date, clear, critical and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, written in a student-friendly style. The text is research driven, and examples and analysis of relevant studies throughout the text ensure that readers become comfortable with theory whilst learning about the practical nature of criminal and forensic psychology. Fully revised and updated with international research, this edition includes a new chapter on terrorism and hostage taking, in addition to two chapters looking at the important area of profile analysis. Coverage of other topical issues within the field includes eye witness testimony, and prison effectiveness. Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychologyis an essential textbook for undergraduate students studying psychology, applied psychology and criminology degrees. It is also highly useful in many other subjects whereby students need an understanding of how psychology relates to criminal justice and the law.

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Table of contents

Figures vii Tables ix Boxes x Preface xi Acknowledgements xiv 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 profiling 15 Profile Analysis II: Investigative psychology and statistical profiling 16 False allegations 17 False confessions 18 Lies, lie detecting and credibility: polygraphy and statement validity analysis 19 Children as witnesses 20 Mental illness and crime 21 Mental, personality and intellectual problems in court 22 Judges and lawyers 23 Juries and decision making 24 Effective prison 25 Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism References 397 Name index 436 Subject index 447