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Forensic Psychology provides students with an in-depth and insightful introduction to the clinical practice of forensic psychology, the assessment and treatment of individuals who interact with the legal system. Focuses on the clinical practice of forensic psychology Integrates research, cases, and theory that provides students with a well-balanced picture of forensic psychology Incorporates two main themes, scope of practice and therapeutic jurisprudence, that focus on empirically supported clinical practice and expose students to case law and statutory law necessary in the practice of forensic psychology Utilizes real world examples and cases such as the impact of intelligence testing in the landmark Atkins vs. Virginia case that help students understand the practical role of forensic psychology Encourages an understanding of the law as a living and breathing entity, examining its ability to be therapeutic or anti-therapeutic for the people most directly affected by it Examines not only the criminal aspects of psychology and law but also civil aspects such as civil competence issues, sexual harassment claims, child custody evaluations, and personal injury cases which are often part of forensic practice Covers unique challenges that forensic psychologists often face clinically, legally, and ethicallyInstructor's Resources available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/huss.
Matthew T. Huss is a Professor of Psychology at Creighton University. He has served as a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals including Law & Human Behavior, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Public Policy and the Law, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Psychology, Crime and Law, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Assessment, andthe Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. He also served on the Editorial Board of Teaching of Psychology and the Psi Chi Journal of Student Research. He has recently contributed a chapter on Psychology and Law to an ebook published by the Society for Teaching of Psychology entitled, The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the 21st Century.
Table of Contents
|Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology|
|What is Forensic Psychology? An Introduction|
|What is Forensic Psychology?|
|Major Areas of Forensic Psychology|
|The Relationship of the Law and Psychology|
|Education and Training in Forensic Psychology|
|Assessment, Treatment, and Consultation in Forensic Psychology|
|Treatment in Forensic Contexts|
|Expert Testimony and the Role of an Expert|
|History of the Expert Witness|
|Admissibility of Expert Testimony|
|Challenges to Expert Testimony|
|Factors that Influence Expert Witness Credibility|
|Criticisms of Expert Testimony|
|Ethics of the Expert|
|Syndrome Evidence: Controversial Area of Expert Testimony|
|Violence and Forensic Psychology|
|The Nature of the Psychopath|
|The Relationship of Criminal Behavior and Violence to Psychopathy|
|What Else Do We Know about Psychopathy?|
|Special Groups and Psychopathy|
|Legal and Ethical Issues Involving Psychopathy|
|Violence Risk Assessment|
|Nature of Violence and Violence Risk Assessment|
|Legal Realities of Violence Risk Assessments|
|The Evolution of Risk Assessment|
|Clinical, Actuarial, and Structured Risk Assessments|
|Risk and Protective Factors|
|Accuracy of Risk Assessment|
|What is a Sexual Offender?|
|Assessment of Sexual Offenders|
|Treatment and Management of Sexual Offenders|
|Special Groups of Sexual Offenders|
|Sexual Offender Legislation|
|Mental Health Law and Forensic Psychology|
|Insanity and Criminal Responsibility|
|Rationale for Insanity Defense|
|Studies Assessing the Insanity Standards in Mock Jurors|
|Evaluations of Insanity|
|Forensic Assessment Instruments|
|Other Issues of Criminal Responsibility|
|Criminal and Civil Competence|
|Raising the Issue of Competency in Criminal Proceedings|
|Competency to Stand Trial (CST)|
|Other Variables Related to Competence|
|Restoration of Competency|
|Other Criminal Competencies|
|What is Civil Commitment?|
|Criteria for Civil Commitment|
|Process of Civil Commitment|
|Coercion of Civil Commitments|
|Right to Make Treatment Decision and Refuse Treatment|
|Practice of Civil Commitment|
|Children and Family in Forensic Psychology|
|Domestic Violence and Stalking|
|Defining and Identifying the Prevalence of Domestic Violence|
|Assessment of Domestic Violence Among Intimate Partners|
|Risk Factors and Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence|
|Domestic Violence Treatment|
|Gender Differences in the Perpetration of Domestic Violence|
|Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice|
|History of the Juvenile Court|
|Processing in the Juvenile Courts|
|Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Offenses|
|Role of the Forensic Psychologist in Juvenile Courts|
|Special Issues in Regard to Juveniles: School Violence|
|Legal History and Assumptions About Child Custody|
|Child Custody Laws and Professional Guidelines|
|Forensic Practice in Child Custody Evalu|
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