“The text provides a great, general overview of different areas of criminal and civil forensic psychology.”
—Apryl Alexander, PsyD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Denver
Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fifth Edition demonstrates how to analyze psychological knowledge and research findings and then apply these findings to the civil and criminal justice systems. Focusing on research-based forensic practice and practical application, this text uses real-life examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology. This text introduces students to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. Students will develop a multicultural perspective with an ethnic and racial sensitivity, which is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology.
New to the Fifth Edition:
- Updated statistics, research, and case law, such as recent Aid in Dying legislation, as well as analysis of recent events, help students see the real-world applications to current events.
- Updated Focus boxes empower students to dig deeper into current issues, such as mental health courts, community-oriented policing, child abduction, hate crimes, the death penalty, and more. All Focus boxes also contain discussion questions for students to debate in a classroom setting.
- All new From My Perspective boxes provide students with information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing their goals.
- Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers students additional insights into immigration proceedings and ways to consult with the courts.
- Additional coverage of human trafficking and online sexual predators enables students to better understand the psychological effects on victims and the services available to help.
- Current research on violent video games, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking provides real examples of the effects of violent media.
- New research on juveniles allows students to see the important contributions of neuropsychologists, particularly in terms of brain development in adolescents and promising community-based treatment approaches for juveniles.
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|The Forensic Sciences|
|Forensic Psychology: An Overview|
|Brief History of Forensic Psychology|
|Forensic Psychology Today|
|Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Forensic Social Work|
|Careers in Psychology|
|Forensic Psychology as a Specialty|
|Research and Practice Careers in Forensic Psychology|
|Police Psychology: A Developing Profession|
|Forensic Assessment in Police and Public Safety Psychology|
|Psychological Intervention Responsibilities|
|Consulting and Research Activities|
|Problems With Profiling|
|Police Interviewing and Interrogation|
|Detection of Deception|
|Pretrial Identification Methods|
|Court Structure and Jurisdiction|
|The Judicial Process|
|The Assessment of Risk|
|Trial and Litigation Consultation|
|Surviving the Witness Stand|
|Competency to Stand Trial|
|Assessment of Criminal Responsibility|
|Other Psychological Defenses Pertaining to Criminal Conduct|
|Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators|
|Family or Domestic Courts|
|Child Custody Evaluations|
|Forensic Psychology and Civil Litigation|
|Involuntary Civil Commitment|
|Sexual and Gender Harassment|
|The Juvenile Offender|
|The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending|
|The Developmental Perspective|
|Adolescent Brain Development|
|Developmental Factors in the Formation of Persistent Criminal Behavior|
|Additional Social Developmental Influences|
|Juvenile Firesetting: An Illustration of the Developmental Perspective|
|The Criminal Psychopath|
|The Female Psychopath|
|Treatment and Rehabilitation of Psychopaths|
|UCR Data on Violent Crime|
|Gender, Race, and Ethnic Differences in Criminal Violence|
|Theoretical Perspectives on Violence|
|The Effects of Violent Media|
|Hate or Bias Crimes|
|Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation|
|Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape|
|Date or Acquaintance Rape|
|Demographics of Men Who Rape|
|Typologies of Men Who Rape|
|Child Sex Offenders|
|Female Sex Offender Typologies|
|Online Child Sexual Predators|
|Juvenile Sex Offenders|
|Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders|
|Assessment of Sex Offenders|
|Multiculturalism and Victimization|
|Legal Rights of Victims|
|Crime Victimization Data|
|Psychological Effects of Criminal Victimization|
|Sexual Assault Victimization|
|Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS)|
|Intimate Partner and Family Violence|
|Repressed and Recovered Memories|
|Roles of the Forensic Psychologist in Child Abuse Cases|
|Elder Abuse and Neglect|
|Overview of Correctional Facilities|
|Legal Rights of Inmates|
|Roles of the Correctional Psychologist|
|Psychological Assessment in Corrections|
|Treatment and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities|
|Treatment of Special Populations|
|Obstacles to the Treatment of Inmates|
|A Brief History of the Juvenile Court|
|Juvenile Assessment: An Overview|
|Juvenile Amenability to Rehabilitation|
|Psychological Treatment in Juvenile Facilities|
|Approaches to Rehabilitation|
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