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Introduction to Forensic Psychology
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Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Research and Application

Sixth Edition


January 2021 | 736 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Sixth Edition demonstrates how to analyze psychological knowledge and research findings and apply these findings to the civil and criminal justice systems. Focusing on research-based forensic practice and practical application, the authors use real-life examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology. Students are introduced to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. Research related to bias, diversity, and discrimination is included throughout the text to give students a multicultural perspective that is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology.

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List of Boxes, Tables, and Figures
 
Preface
 
About the Authors
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I • INTRODUCTION
 
Chapter 1 • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Chapter Objectives

 
The Forensic Sciences

 
Forensic Psychology: An Overview

 
Brief History of Forensic Psychology

 
Forensic Psychology Today

 
Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Forensic Social Work

 
Ethical Issues

 
Careers in Psychology

 
Forensic Psychology as a Specialty

 
Research and Practice Careers in Forensic Psychology

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
PART II • POLICE AND INVESTIGATIVE PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 2 • Police and Public Safety Psychology
Chapter Objectives

 
Law Enforcement Numbers Today

 
Police Psychology: A Developing Profession

 
Forensic Assessment in Police and Public Safety Psychology

 
Psychological Intervention Activities

 
Operational Responsibilities

 
Consulting and Research Activities

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Chapter 3 • Psychology of Investigations
Chapter Objectives

 
Profiling

 
Eyewitness Evidence

 
Lineups and Photo Spreads

 
Police Interviewing and Interrogation

 
False Confessions

 
Detection of Deception

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
PART III • LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 4 • Consulting and Testifying
Chapter Objectives

 
Court Structure and Jurisdiction

 
The Judicial Process

 
Trial and Litigation Consultation

 
Expert Testimony

 
The Assessment of Risk

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Chapter 5 • Consulting With Criminal Courts
Chapter Objectives

 
Competency to Stand Trial

 
Insanity

 
Other Psychological Defenses

 
Sentencing Evaluations

 
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Chapter 6 • Family Law and Other Forms of Civil Litigation
Chapter Objectives

 
Family or Domestic Courts

 
Family Forensic Psychologists

 
Child Custody Evaluations

 
Forensic Psychology and Civil Litigation

 
Civil Capacities

 
Involuntary Civil Commitment

 
Sexual and Gender Harassment

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
PART IV • CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 7 • The Development of Delinquent and Criminal Behavior
Chapter Objectives

 
The Juvenile Offender

 
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending

 
The Developmental Perspective

 
Developmental Factors In The Formation Of Persistent Criminal Behavior

 
Additional Social Developmental Influences

 
The Criminal Psychopath

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Chapter 8 • Psychology of Violence and Intimidation
Chapter Objectives

 
UCR Data on Violent Crime

 
Gender, Race, and Ethnic Differences in Criminal Violence

 
Guns—A National Emergency

 
Theoretical Perspectives on Violence

 
The Effects of Violent Media

 
Threat Assessment

 
Workplace Violence

 
Criminal Homicide

 
Hate or Bias Crimes

 
Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Chapter 9 • Psychology of Sexual Violence
Chapter Objectives

 
Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape

 
Definitions for Gathering Statistics

 
Date or Acquaintance Rape

 
Demographics of Sex Offenders

 
Typologies of Men Who Rape

 
Child Sex Offenders

 
Female Sex Offender Typologies

 
Online Child Sexual Predators

 
Juvenile Sex Offenders

 
Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders

 
Risk Assessment of Sex Offenders

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
PART V • VICTIMOLOGY AND VICTIM SERVICES
 
Chapter 10 • Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime
Chapter Objectives

 
Multiculturalism and Victimization

 
Legal Rights of Victims

 
Victimization Data

 
Psychological Effects of Criminal Victimization

 
Homicide Victimization

 
Sexual Violence Victimization

 
Internet Victimization

 
Human Trafficking

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Chapter 11 • Family Violence and Child Victimization
Chapter Objectives

 
Intimate Partner and Family Violence

 
Child Abuse

 
Repressed and Recovered Memories

 
Child Abduction

 
Elder Abuse and Neglect

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
PART VI • CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 12 • Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
Chapter Objectives

 
Institutional Corrections

 
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

 
Community-Based Corrections

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Chapter 13 • Juvenile Justice and Corrections
Chapter Objectives

 
Data and Overview of Important Issues

 
A Brief History of the Juvenile Court

 
Juvenile Assessment: An Overview

 
Juvenile Amenability to Rehabilitation

 
Out-of-Home Placements

 
Psychological Treatment in Juvenile Facilities

 
Approaches to Rehabilitation

 
Summary and Conclusions

 
Key Concepts

 
Questions for Review

 
 
Glossary
 
Cases Cited
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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Dr John Fisher
Criminology, Univ Of Texas-Permian Basin
May 13, 2021
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Increased coverage of racial, ethnic, sexual, and religious discrimination, as well as bias against persons with disabilities emphasizes the multicultural perspective that is an integral part of the day-to-day work of all practicing and research psychologists.
  • Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers additional insights into how this population has been impacted by deportation and family separation.
  • New material on the forensic interviewing of children exposes the latest findings on this group such as eyewitness identification and adolescent brain development.
  • Current recommendations for conducting police lineups and interviewing witnesses and suspects enable students to conduct risk assessment and be aware of the evaluation research on the various methods and measures they employ.  
  • Updated with the newest Comprehensive Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG), this edition illustrates the most current prevention methods for school shootings and other school violence.
  • Updated statistics, research, and case law help students see the real-world applications to current events.
  • Updated Focus boxes dig deeper into current issues relating to mental health courts, community-oriented policing, shooter bias, juvenile risk-taking, hate crimes, and the death penalty.
  • A comparison of procedures in civilian and military courts illustrate the differences between the two courts.
  • More emphasis on forensic geropsychology and family forensic psychology gives students a better understanding of these rapidly emerging fields.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Broad coverage makes the text ideal for both Criminal Justice and Psychology majors at both the undergraduate and graduate level as it exposes readers to the many careers related to forensic psychology.
  • The book concentrates on the application side of the field, focusing on research-based forensic practice to emphasize the use of psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles in both the civil and criminal justice systems.
  • An emphasis on the multicultural perspective helps students see how multiple cultures play a part in the day-to-day work of all practicing and research psychologists.
  • "Practitioner Perspectives" feature individuals currently working in the field and provide information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing goals.
  • In-text learning aids include chapter-opening learning objectives, chapter-ending review questions, chapter summaries, focus boxes with discussion questions, and a glossary of key terms.

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