This brand new textbook provides a complete course in forensic psychology, covering the criminal justice system, law and legislation, and treatments and outcomes for offenders. It offers rigorous coverage of the major...
This brand new textbook provides a complete course in forensic psychology, covering the criminal justice system, law and legislation, and treatments and outcomes for offenders. It offers rigorous coverage of the major topics: from theoretical concepts and research methods to explaining criminal acts and patterns of crime. The authors, both from leading institutions and well-known in the field, guide readers through the interlocking systems of criminal justice, mental health and social service provision, providing a deeper critical appreciation of what motivates crime and how criminal behaviour can be understood, assessed and treated.
This text will be core reading for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying forensic psychology, either as a module on a BSc Psychology degree or on an MSc for trainee Forensic Psychologists. It will also be ideal for early career practitioners.
- Showcases interviews with a police officer, a clinical psychologist, a probation officer and a convicted offender? to demonstrate theory with real-world practical case studies in order to provide an integrative approach to learning?
- Replete with innovative pedagogical features including sections which encourage readers to consider key issues such as ethics of research
- Written by two leading experts in the field with a wealth of academic and practitioner experience
- Includes employability tools both in-text and online providing guidance and help for future forensic psychologists??
- Extensive companion website with interview transcriptions, a test bank and more
PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS, METHODS AND THEORY
1. Setting the scene
2. Defining and surveying crime
3. Researching crime: methods and correlates
4. Explaining criminal offences and patterns
5. Criminal acts and actors
PART TWO: TYPES OF CRIME AND INFLUENCING FACTORS
6. Serious Violence: Assault and hate crimes
7. Serious crime: Single victim homicide
8. Extreme violence: multiple homicide
9. Sexual offences and partner assault
10. Substance-related offending and other serious crimes
11. Mental disorder and crime
PART THREE: INVESTIGATION, EVIDENCE AND SENTENCING
12. Police investigation and interviews
13. Profiling: methods and results
14. Court processes and legal decision making
15. Evidence: witnesses, experts and juries
16. Sentencing: principles and procedures
17. After sentencing
PART FOUR: PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, STANDARDS AND SKILLS
18. Assessment in forensic psychology
19. Interventions to reduce re-offending
20. Ethical issues in practice
21. Professional training, competence and expertise.