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Forensic Psychology, 1st edition

  • William M. Harmening
  • Ana Gamez

Published by Pearson (August 5th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

1st edition

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Overview

Forensic Psychology is designed for use in forensic psychology courses and can also be incorporated in sociology, criminology, or criminal justice courses.

To educate and inform readers on the rapidly evolving forensic psychology field, Forensic Psychology breaks the discipline into five distinct categories—police psychology, investigative psychology, criminal psychology, correctional psychology, and legal psychology. While each section is addressed separately, it clearly illustrates how all five are integrated in the practices of the criminal and civil justice system.

A balanced approach gives readers the tools to understand forensic psychology principles today, and into the future. Each section discusses the major issues that define each subspecialty from a behavioral perspective. Every chapter features real-life case examples to engage the reader. Informative and thorough, Forensic Psychology will help students gain unique insight into criminal justice professional best practices, as well as forensic psychology principles, theory, and recent research.

Table of contents

BRIEF CONTENTS
PART I: INTRODUCTION
1: A New Discipline Emerges
PART II: POLICE PSYCHOLOGY
2: The Police Personality
3: The Police Mission
4: The Police Response (Part I)
5: The Police Response (Part II)
PART III: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY
6: The Criminal Personality Type — Sociological and Psychological Theories
7: The Criminal Personality Type — Biological and Integrated Theories
8: Offender Typologies
9: Juvenile Delinquency
PART IV: INVESTIGATIVE PSYCHOLOGY
10: Truth and Deception
11: The Identification and Apprehension of Criminal Offenders
PART V: CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
12: Prison and Jail Culture
13: Inmate Interventions
PART VI: LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY
14: Psychology in the Courtroom
15: Criminal Responsibility and Competency
16: Forensic Assessment

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