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Forensic Psychology, 1st edition

  • Jack Kitaeff

Published by Pearson (January 6th 2010) - Copyright © 2011

1st edition

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Overview

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, 1/e presents a clear, complete picture of forensic psychology, covering both psychological and legal principles, and demonstrating their connections through actual case law and clinical examples. Dr. Jack Kitaeff first reviews the field’s history, and the roles, responsibilities, and obligations of practitioners. Next, he addresses criminological aspects of forensic psychology, examining theories of aggression and violent crime; non-violent crimes; and topics ranging from serial killing to terrorism. He thoroughly reviews forensic psychologists’ roles in law enforcement and the U.S. criminal justice system, and covers crucial issues such as repressed memories, novel syndromes, the workplace, children, families, and treatment.

Table of contents

1. History and Current Issues in Forensic Psychology

2. Roles and Responsibilities of Forensic Psychologists

3. Aggression and Violent Crime

4. Non-Violent Crimes

5. Mass Murders and Serial Killers

6. The Psychology of Terrorism, Cults, and Extremism

7. Law Enforcement and Police Psychology

8. Investigations

9. Eyewitness Testimony and Accuracy

10. Psychology of False Confessions and Repressed Memories

11. Capacity and Incapacity

12. Juries and the Courtroom

13. Repressed Memories and Novel Syndromes

14. Forensic Psychology and the Workplace

15. Forensic Psychology Applied to Children and Families

16. Treatment and Rehabilitation in Forensic Psychology

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

CODES AND AUTHORITIES

 

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