Forensic & Criminal Psychology

Forensic & Criminal Psychology

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This book provides a thorough introduction to the major issues and findings of modern forensic and criminal psychology. The lively text is designed to maximise its practical usefulness to students of the field at any level. It is the most comprehensive single volume covering the broadest range of issues from the childhood of offenders through to assessing risk of future offending. All stages of the process are covered, including police psychology, investigative psychology, interviewing, judges and juries, prison and many other topics.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 174 x 232 x 28mm | 739.35g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0130169854
  • 9780130169853

Table of contents

1. What is forensic and criminal psychology? 2. The social context of crime 3. Crime and the public 4. Theories of crime 5. Juvenile offenders and beyond 6. Violent offenders 7. Sexual offenders 1: rapists 8. Sexual offenders 2: paedophiles and child molesters 9. Police psychology 10. Eyewitness testimony 11. Profile analysis 12. False allegations 13. False confessions 14. Lies, lie detecting and credibility: polygraphy and statement validity analysis 15. Children as witnesses 16. Mental illness and crime 17. Mental, personality and intellectual problems in court 18. Judges and lawyer 19. Juries and decision making 20. Effective prison 21. Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism References Name index Subject index
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