Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

3.89 (56 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$79.50

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


This book provides an engaging introduction to the major issues and findings of modern forensic and criminal psychology. It discusses the broadest range of issues from childhood offenders through to assessing risk of future offending. With its effective organisation and useful features, the book ensures readers become comfortable with theory whilst describing the practical nature of forensic more

Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 188 x 246 x 22mm | 898.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131297589
  • 9780131297586
  • 652,847

Table of contents

Figures Tables Boxes Preface Acknowledgements 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. Eyewitness testimony 13. Profile analysis 14. False allegations 15. False confessions 16. Lies, lie detecting and credibility: polygraphy and statement validity analysis 17. Children as witnesses 18. Mental illness and crime 19. Mental, personality and intellectual problems in court 20. Judges and lawyers 21. Juries and decision making 22. Effective prison 23. Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism References Name index Subject indexshow more

Rating details

56 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 32% (18)
4 36% (20)
3 23% (13)
2 7% (4)
1 2% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X