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Forensic Psychology (2nd Edition)

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Macmillan Insights in Psychology series

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Why do people commit crime? How effective and reliable is the investigative process? How do jurors decide whether a person is guilty or innocent? How effective is treatment in reducing the risk of reoffending?

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Why do people commit crime? How effective and reliable is the investigative process? How do jurors decide whether a person is guilty or innocent? How effective is treatment in reducing the risk of reoffending?

In this up-to-date edition of his highly informative textbook, Adrian Scott reveals just how much forensic psychology can tell us - not only about offenders and their crimes, but also about the different stages of the criminal justice system.

Covering social, psychological, biological and cognitive theories of crime, as well as research and theory relating to the investigative process, the courtroom and the penal system, this book provides in-depth coverage of the major areas within forensic psychology. It is essential reading for curious students seeking an engaging and accessible introduction to this fascinating topic.

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  • This short, accessible book is perfectly pitched for advanced high school and introductory level undergraduate students 
  • Offers In-depth and up-to-date coverage of the major areas within forensic psychology
  • Covers everything from the social, psychological, biological and cognitive theories of crime to research relating to the investigative process, the courtroom and the penal system.

Introduction.- Defining and Measuring Crime.- PART I: THEORIES OF CRIME.- Social and Psychological Theories
Biological and Cognitive Theories.- Theory Integration and Theory Application.- PART II: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS
Forensic Science and Offender Profiling.- Eyewitness Testimony.- Investigative Interviewing.- PART III: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE COURTROOM
Jury Decision Making
Jury Bias
PART IV: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE PENAL SYSTEM.- Punishing Offenders
Treating Offenders.


'Scott provides an excellent introduction to this fascinating area. The book covers the broad and varied areas within forensic psychology in an enlightening and accessible style. It will undoubtedly whet the appetite of many A-Level and undergraduate students and hopefully encourage many of them into this most rewarding of careers." - Jo Clarke, Course Director, University of York
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Adrian J. Scott is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and a Research Fellow in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University, Australia

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Adrian J. Scott is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and a Research Fellow in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University, Australia

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