Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-16
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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This text is a dynamic forensic psychology reader that provides cutting-edge research in police and correctional psychology, the psychology of crime and victimization, and psychology as applied to criminal and civil courts. Addressing key topics in each of three major course areas--criminal behavior, forensic psychology, and psychology and law--the book highlights how forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention. Editors Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol have assembled published journal articles, as well as commentaries written specifically for this book by forensics experts, to provide an overview of the wide array of prevalent theories in this field.

Table of Contents

Educational and Training Models in Forensic Psychology
Police and Investigative Psychology
Police Psychology: Then, Now, and Beyond
Science and Pseudoscience in Law Enforcement: a User-Friendly Primer
Effective Policing: Understanding How Polygraph Tests Work and Are Used
The Criminal Profiling Illusion: What‚«÷s Behind the Smoke and Mirrors?
Juvenile Offenders‚«÷ Miranda Rights Comprehension and Self-Reported Likelihood of Offering False Confessions
Criminal and Delinquent Behavior
Introduction and Commentary
Reducing Misconceptions and False Beliefs in Police and Criminal Psychology
Drugs and Sexual Assault: a Review
Is It Stalking? Perceptions of Stalking Among College Undergraduates
Psychopathy: a Clinical Construct Whose Time Has Come
Child Sexual Molestation: Research Issues
What Biosocial Criminology Offers Criminology
Legal Psychology
Introduction and Commentary
Confession Evidence: Common Myths and Misconceptions
Hypnosis and the Law: Examining the Stereotypes
Assessing Allegations of Domestic Violence in Child Custody Evaluations
Three Types of Skills for Effective Forensic Psychological Assessments
Developmentally Sensitive Forensic Interviewing of Preschool Children: Some Guidelines Drawn from Basic Psychological Research
Victimology and Victim Services
Introduction and Commentary
a 10-Year Update of ‚«£Review and Critique of Empirical Studies of Rape Avoidance‚«†
Reporting Sexual Victimization to the Police and Others: Results From a National-Level Study of College Women.
Patterns of Anti-Gay Violence: An Analysis of Incident Characteristics and Victim Reporting
Offenders‚«÷ Family Members‚«÷ Responses to Capital Crimes: The Need for Restorative Justice Initiatives
Correctional Psychology
Introduction and Commentary
a National Survey of Correctional Psychologists
The Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Offenders: The Current Landscape and Some Future Directions for Correctional Psychology
What is Correctional About Clinical Practice in Corrections?
The Challenges of Mentally Ill Female Offenders in Prison
Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Juveniles: Suggestions for Improvement
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