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Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior

Fourth Edition


November 2014 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Featuring thirty articles by experts in the field, this dynamic reader in forensic psychology and criminology emphasizes the ways that forensic psychologists and other clinicians apply psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles on a day-to-day basis. Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior represents cutting-edge research and theory to demonstrate the ways that psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and policies of the criminal and civil justice systems. The Fourth Edition addresses key topics in each of five major subareas--police and public safety psychology, legal psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology. An introductory section includes two articles focused on graduate education in forensic psychology. Each section is introduced with a commentary by the editors.

 
Unit 1: Introduction
Jeffrey Burl, Sanjay Shah, Sarah Filone, Elizabeth Foster, and David DeMatteo
Chapter 1: A Survey of Graduate Training Programs and Coursework in Forensic Psychology
Robert D. Morgan, Amanda M. Beer, Katherine L. Fitzgerald , and Jon T. Mandracchia
Chapter 2: Graduate Students’ Experiences, Interests, and Attitudes Toward Correctional/Forensic Psychology
 
Unit 2: Police and Public Safety Psychology
Robyn R. M. Gershon, Briana Barocas, Allison N. Canton, Xianbin Li, and David Vlahov
Chapter 3: Mental, Physical, and Behavioral Outcomes Associated with Perceived Work Stress in Police Officers
Brent Snook, Kirk Luther, Heather Quinlan, and Rebecca Milne
Chapter 4: Let ‘em Talk: A Field Study of Police Questioning Practices of Suspects and Accused Persons
Saul M. Kassin, Daniel Bogart, and Jacqueline Kerner
Chapter 5: Confessions That Corrupt: Evidence from the DNA Exoneration Case Files
Steven J. Frenda, Rebecca M. Nichols, and Elizabeth F. Loftus
Chapter 6: Current Issues and Advances in Misinformation Research
Gary L. Wells
Chapter 7: Eyewitness Identification: Probative Value, Criterion Shifts, and Policy Regarding the Sequential Lineup
Aldert Vrij, Par Anders Granhag, Samantha Mann, and Sharon Leal
Chapter 8: Outsmarting the Liars: Toward a Cognitive Lie Detection Approach
 
Unit 3: Legal Psychology
Brian L. Cutler, and Margaret Bull Kovera
Chapter 9: Expert Psychological Testimony
Daniel C. Murrie, Marcus T. Boccaccini, Lucy A. Guarnera, and Katrina A. Rufino
Chapter 10: Are Forensic Experts Biased by the Side that Retained Them?
C. J. Brainerd
Chapter 11: Developmental Reversals in False Memory: A New Look at the Reliability of Children’s Evidence
Patricia A. Zapf, and Ronald Roesch
Chapter 12: Future Directions in the Restoration of Competency to Stand Trial
Joel D. Lieberman
Chapter 13: The Utility of Scientific Jury Selection: Still Murky After 30 Years
Jennifer E. Lansford
Chapter 14: Parental Divorce and Children’s Adjustment
 
Unit 4: Criminal Directions in Violence Risk Assessment
Jennifer L. Skeem, and John Monahan
Chapter 15: Current Directions in Violence Risk Assessment
Laurence Steinberg
Chapter 16: Risk Taking in Adolescence: New Perspectives from Brain and Behavioral Science
Richard J. Bonnie, and Elizabeth S. Scott
Chapter 17: The Teenage Brain: Adolescent Brain Research and the Law
Theresa Porter, and Helen Gavin
Chapter 18: Infanticide and Neonaticide: A Review of 40 Years of Research Literature on Incidence and Causes
Kelly M. Babchishin, R. Karl Hanson, and Chantal A. Hermann
Chapter 19: The Characteristics of Online Sex Offenders: A Meta-Analysis
Monique C. Boudreaux, Wayne D. Lord, and Stephen E. Etter
Chapter 20: Child Abduction: An Overview of Current and Historical Perspectives
Richard W. Elwood
Chapter 21: Mental Disorder, Predisposition, Prediction, and Ability to Control: Evaluating Sex Offenders for Civil Commitment
 
Unit 5: Victimology and Victim Services
Donna M. Pinsker, Ken McFarland, and Nancy A. Pachana
Chapter 22: Exploitation in Older Adults: Social Vulnerability and Personal Competence Factors
Rebecca L. Stotzer, Emily Hossellman
Chapter 23: Hate Crimes on Campus: Racial/Ethnic Diversity and Campus Safety
Barbara Ball, Andra Teten Tharp, Rita K. Noonan, Linda Anne Valle, Merle E. Hamburger, Barri Rosenbluth
Chapter 24: Expect Respect Support Groups: Preliminary Evaluation of a Dating Violence Prevention Program for At-Risk Youth
Lauren Bennett Cattaneo, and Aliya R. Chapman
Chapter 25: Risk Assessment with Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Investigating the Gap Between Research and Practice
 
Unit 6: Adult and Juvenile Corrections
Sally J. Mackain, Bryan Myers, Lara Ostapiej, R. Arne Newman
Chapter 26: Job Satisfaction Among Psychologists Working in State Prisons: The Relative Impact of Facets Assessing Economics, Management, Relationships, and Perceived Organizational Support
Robert K. Ax, Thomas J. Fagan, Philip R. Magaletta, Robert D. Morgan, David Nussbaum, and Thomas W. White
Chapter 27: Innovations in Correctional Assessment and Treatment
Philip R. Magaletta, Pamela M. Diamond, Erik Faust, Dawn M. Daggett , Scott D. Camp
Chapter 28: Estimating the Mental Illness Component of Service Need in Corrections: Results From the Mental Health Prevalence Project
Adrea Hahn McGlynn, Philip Hahn, and Michael P. Hagan
Chapter 29: The Effect of a Cognitive Treatment Program for Male and Female Juvenile Offenders
Kathleen J. Bergseth, and Jeffrey A. Bouffard
Chapter 30: Examining the Effectiveness of a Restorative Justice Program for Various Types of Juvenile Offenders

This book contains a range of contemporary articles to supplement and extend students' knowledge and understanding of issues relating to Forensic Psychology.

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
April 17, 2017

This book provides Foundation Degree learners that are new to criminology and forensic psychology a broad overview of the topic. It is a good introductory text to the links between criminology, psychology, forensics and the law. It demonstrates how psychological research and theory contribute to the understanding of criminal behaviour. it will support modules that critically examine criminal psychology

Mr Mark Jagus
Interdiscipline , Derby College
June 12, 2016

This is one of the books that provide beginners with a through introduction to the field of psychology and law. It offers a unique overview of the filed of forensic psychology. It synthesizes a wide variety of empirical studies and in so doing provides an evidence-based view of the subject matter.

Mr Gwatirera Javangwe
Psychology, University of Zimbabwe
June 10, 2015
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Thirty articles—new to this edition—provide cutting-edge research in police, legal and correctional psychology, as well as the psychology of criminal behavior and victimization.
  • An introductory section opens the book with two articles that offer discussions of undergraduate and graduate training in forensic psychology along with a suggested list of core competences for education in the field.
  • Police and public safety section focuses on current controversies such as false confessions, interrogation tactics, and eyewitness identification.
  • Concise summaries of current research relating to violence risk assessment, child abduction, and correctional assessment and treatment are featured throughout.
  • Articles specifically relating to juveniles offer discussions around the teenage brain, risk taking, and treatment for juvenile offenders.
  • An updated victimology section includes topics of great interest to young adults such as hate crimes, intimate partner violence, and dating violence.
  • References have been moved to the end of each article so that readers can easily locate sources for further research.

KEY FEATURES:

  • The book's readings are edited journal articles published after 2000, most within the past five years.
  • High-interest topics include false confessions, the reliability of children’s evidence, divorce and children’s adjustment, adolescent risk taking, on-line sex offenders, evaluating sex offenders, campus hate crimes, intimate partner violence, and correctional treatment.
  • The importance of ethnic and racial sensitivity to successful practice and research is emphasized throughout the book.
  • First-hand, research-based reports help readers understand the contributions of forensic psychology to civil and criminal justice.

 

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