Forensic Psychology

Adrian J. Scott Bloomsbury Publishing

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.

ISBN10 : 9781352004878 , ISBN13 : 1352004879

Page Number : 300

Forensic Psychology

Brent Van Dorsten Springer Science & Business Media

This book includes a discussion of the propagation of forensic psychology as a field of specialization, professional preparation issues for training as a forensic psychologist, unique ethical concerns, and an authoritative discussion of issues in several prominent areas of forensic psychology practice.

ISBN10 : 9780306479236 , ISBN13 : 0306479230

Page Number : 318

Forensic Psychology

Adrian Scott Red Globe Press

How exactly can psychology be used to define a crime? What are the underlying social, psychological, biological and cognitive contexts that affect the nature of incriminating behaviour? How can we appropriately measure justice in spaces as political as the court-room? Being an often misrepresented field in psychology, this book has been written with an empirically sound representation of the major theories that underpin our understanding of criminal behaviour by drawing from statistical evidence as well as real recorded cases. This text also takes consideration of the role of psychology in examining the penal processes, from the actions of the courtroom to the investigative process and wider social and cultural factors. Delve into the cognition of lawmakers and lawbreakers and the psychological factors that affect the validity of criminal accounts such as the false memories of witness testimonies or false confessions of suspects. Though a short text, Adrian Scott masterfully introduces readers to a broad interdisciplinary introduction which covers a range of critical perspectives in the subject. Consider the broader risk-factors that are associated with criminal behaviour and engage in critical thinking about the strengths and weaknesses in the various methods of its psychological measurement. This title stands as part of the Palgrave Insights in Psychology series edited by Nigel Holt and Rob Lewis, containing versatile, quick guides to the cornerstone theories, main topics and theoretical perspectives of their subjects. These titles are useful for pre-undergraduate students looking to find incisive introductions to subjects that they may be considering for undergraduate study and those looking for helpful preparatory reading for undergraduate modules in the prospective subject. This book has been carefully written with students in mind who may be taking courses in Forensic Psychology at A level.

ISBN10 : 0230249426 , ISBN13 : 9780230249424

Page Number : 0

Forensic Psychology

Glen Leach Scientific e-Resources

Forensic Psychology is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. Today forensic refers to the application of scientific principles and practices to the adversary process where especially knowledgeable scientists play a role. Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system. It involves understanding criminal law in the relevant jurisdictions in order to be able to interact appropriately with judges, attorneys and other legal professionals. The growth of forensic psychology is not without controversy. Some accuse forensic psychologists of being hired guns who can be paid to parrot a certain opinion. Recent court decisions are causing increasing scientific scrutiny of psychological evidence. This in turn is leading to the development of increasingly rigorous training programs, instruments, and procedures that will allow us to withstand such adversarial scrutiny. Further, in order to be a credible witness, the forensic psychologist must understand the philosophy, rules and standards of the judicial system. Primary is an understanding of the adversarial system. There are also rules about hearsay evidence and most importantly, the exclusionary rule. This book provides deep insight into various dimensions of issues relating to the subject.

ISBN10 : 9781839474095 , ISBN13 : 1839474092

Page Number : 292

Forensic Psychologists Casebook

Laurence Alison Routledge

This book aims to demonstrate how forensic psychology contributes to police investigations, providing practical information about the type of reports provided by psychologists and behavioural advisors, and set within a broader theoretical context. It asks the question 'What do practitioners actually do when they provide advice for the police and the courts and how do they do it?' The contributors to the book are all experts in the field of offender profiling and behavioural investigative advice. The chapters provide valuable insights into particular case details, the ethical and legal consequences of advice, coverage of the relevant theoretical context, explanations for conclusions drawn, practical difficulties in preparing reports, potential pitfalls, and an account of how cases are resolved.

ISBN10 : 9781134028863 , ISBN13 : 1134028865

Page Number : 432

Forensic Psychology

Matthew T. Huss John Wiley & Sons

Forensic Psychology provides students with an in-depth and insightful introduction to the clinical practice of forensic psychology. Incorporating two main themes, scope of practice and therapeutic jurisprudence, the text focuses on empirically supported clinical practice and exposes students to case and statutory laws necessary in the practice of forensic psychology. The text utilizes real world examples that help students understand the practical applications of forensic psychology. It encourages an understanding of the law as a living and breathing entity, examining its ability to be therapeutic or anti-therapeutic to the people impacted by it. Accessible and user-friendly, this text provides students with a thorough introduction to the field.

ISBN10 : 9781118554135 , ISBN13 : 1118554132

Page Number : 421

Forensic Psychology And Law

Ronald Roesch John Wiley & Sons

Praise for Forensic Psychology and Law "In Forensic Psychology and Law, three internationally known experts provide exceptional coverage of a wide array of topics that address both the clinical applications of forensic psychology and the role of psychological science in understanding and evaluating legal assumptions and processes." —Norman Poythress, PhD, Research Director and Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy "Forensic Psychology and Law is a major contribution to the teaching of law and psychology. Roesch, Zapf, and Hart offer a timely, comprehensive, and succinct overview of the field that will offer widespread appeal to those interested in this vibrant and growing area. Outstanding." —Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University "In this volume, three noted experts have managed to capture the basic elements of forensic psychology. It is clearly written, well organized, and provides real world examples to hold the interest of any reader. While clarifying complex issues, the authors also present a very balanced discussion of a number of the most hotly debated topics." —Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, Psychological Services Center, Sam Houston State University A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Discussion of the Interface Between Forensic Psychology and Law Forensic Psychology and Law covers the latest theory, research, and practice in the field and provides thought-provoking discussion of topics with chapters on: Forensic assessment in criminal and civil domains Eyewitness identification Police investigations, interrogations, and confessions Correctional psychology Psychology, law, and public policy Ethics and professional issues

ISBN10 : 9780470096239 , ISBN13 : 0470096233

Page Number : 384