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Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Issues and Controversies in Crime and Justice,9780120643509
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Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Issues and Controversies in Crime and Justice

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9780120643509

ISBN10:
0120643502
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
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ACADEMIC PRESS INC
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Summary

California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, CA. Discusses how psychologists impact the research, practice, and policy of crime, law, and justice. For students and practitioners. Topics include adult, juvenile, family, and civil components of forensic psychology. Discusses incarceration of the mentally ill, police as mediators, and sex offender treatment.

Table of Contents

About the Author xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Preface xv
PART I Police and Law Enforcement
Adult Forensics
Overview
3(1)
Power, Authority, and Discretionary Decision Making
4(4)
Use of Force
8(4)
Evidence Tampering
12(5)
Adult Criminal Profiling
17(6)
Coerced Confessions
23(8)
Juvenile Forensics
Overview
31(1)
Dealing with Troubled Youths
32(7)
Policing Juvenile Gangs
39(4)
Juveniles' Attitudes toward the Police
43(5)
Adolescent Female Prostitutes: Criminals or Victims?
48(7)
Civil Forensics
Overview
55(1)
Public Attitudes toward Police
56(5)
Exploring the Police Personality
61(7)
Police and the Mentally III
68(4)
Community Policing: Trendy or Effective?
72(4)
Police Training: Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution
76(6)
Policing Minority Populations
82(7)
Family Forensics
Overview
89(1)
Police as Mediators in Domestic Disputes
90(5)
Police Stress
95(8)
Police Work and Family Stress
103(5)
Homosexual Police Officers
108(7)
PART II Court and the Legal System
Adult Forensics
Overview
115(2)
Plea Bargaining
117(4)
Competency to Stand Trial
121(3)
Jury Selection
124(3)
Psychological Tests and Forensic Assessment Instruments in the Courtroom
127(5)
Risk Assessment
132(4)
Forensic Verdicts or Psychiatric Justice: NGRI and GBMI
136(5)
Juvenile Forensics
Overview
141(1)
Defining the Age of Criminal Responsibility
142(6)
Children/Juveniles and the Reliability of Their Courtroom Testimony
148(4)
Best Interests of the Child Doctrine
152(4)
Sentencing: Psychology of Juvenile Rehabilitation
156(5)
Civil Forensics
Overview
161(2)
Defining Mental Illness
163(5)
Right of Refuse Treatment
168(4)
Least Restrictive Alternative Doctrine
172(5)
Duty to Inform vs Client Confidentiality
177(4)
Victim Compensation Programs
181(5)
Victim-Offender Mediation
186(9)
Family Forensics
Overview
195(2)
Family Trauma and the Cycle of Crime
197(3)
Family Violence: Homicide
200(6)
Impact of Mental Health Law Doctrines on Families: Paternalism and Parens Patriae
206(4)
Family Law and Emotional Rights
210(7)
Domestic Violence
217(4)
Gay/Lesbian Rights and Definitions of the Family
221(8)
PART III Corrections and Prison Practices
Adult Forensics
Overview
229(2)
Offender's Right to Refuse Treatment
231(4)
Incarcerating and Executing the Mentally III
235(4)
Sex-Offender Treatment
239(4)
Electronic Monitoring: Technology and Managing Offenders
243(5)
Prison Violence
248(6)
Underground Economy of Prison
254(7)
Juvenile Forensics
Overview
261(1)
Juveniles in Adult Jails
262(4)
Juveniles on Death Row
266(3)
Juvenile Boot Camp
269(4)
Suicide among Incarcerated Juveniles
273(4)
Incarceration of Status Offenders
277(6)
Civic Forensics
Overview
283(1)
Psychological Stress and Correctional Work
284(5)
Community Corrections
289(6)
Mentally Disabled Inmates
295(4)
Society's Reaction to Sex Offenders
299(5)
Women Working in Male Prisons
304(5)
Inmate Sexuality
309(6)
Family Forensics
Overview
315(1)
``Make-Believe'' Families
316(5)
Pregnant Women in Prison
321(5)
Female Prisoners and Mother-Child Separation
326(5)
Other Family Members of Inmates
331(3)
Female Inmates: Mothers in Prison
334(5)
References 339(22)
Index 361


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