Forensic Psychology is designed for use in forensic psychology courses and can also be incorporated in sociology, criminology, or criminal justice courses.
To educate and inform readers on the rapidly evolving forensic psychology field, Forensic Psychology breaks the discipline into five distinct categories—police psychology, investigative psychology, criminal psychology, correctional psychology, and legal psychology. While each section is addressed separately, it clearly illustrates how all five are integrated in the practices of the criminal and civil justice system.
A balanced approach gives readers the tools to understand forensic psychology principles today, and into the future. Each section discusses the major issues that define each subspecialty from a behavioral perspective. Every chapter features real-life case examples to engage the reader. Informative and thorough, Forensic Psychology will help students gain unique insight into criminal justice professional best practices, as well as forensic psychology principles, theory, and recent research.