Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

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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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  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 190 x 247 x 29mm | 1,126g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 1405874465
  • 9781405874465
  • 23,059

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
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