Introduction to Forensic Psychology : Research and Application

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-03-26
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This extensive, up-to-date core text introduces students to new, emerging fields of study within forensic psychology. Emphasizing a contemporary developmental approach toward the understanding of crime and delinquency, the Second Edition of Introduction to Forensic Psychology features a multicultural perspective and focuses on the application of psychological knowledge and research. The authors introduce students to the many careers related to forensic psychology, as well as issues that are an integral part of the day-to-day work of forensic psychologists. New coverage in this edition includes relationships between mental disorders and crime and violence, sexual deviance, death penalty mitigation, restorative justice initiatives, arson and typologies of juvenile fire setters, sexual harassment, and criminal sentencing. New to This Edition Includes an extensive look at developmental perspectives and biological research as they relate to the formation of delinquent and adult offending A? Provides a greater emphasis on criminal justice applications in this edition to show relevance for students interested in careers in the field A? Boasts more examples throughout the text to captivate and hold student interest, such as chapter-opening case examples, the anatomy of an autopsy, date rape, and an Andrea Yates update A? More accessible to students with learning objectives at the start of each chapter, new review questions at the ends of chapters, a list of key concepts defined in the chapters, boxed excerpts, and chapter summaries, all aiming to reinforce student learning. A? Presents a new two-color design throughout. Ancillaries A? Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/bartolstudy The student study site offers additional journal articles and a variety of supplemental web resources in support of the both the text and the reader. A? Instructorsa?? Resources on CD-Rom
Forensic Psychology: Introduction and Overview
ForensicPsychology: An Overview
Careers In Psychology
Forensic Psychology as a New Specialty
Defining Forensic Psychology
Summary and Conclusions
Police And Investigative Psychology
Police Psychology: History and Practice
Trends in Police Psychology
The First Trend: Mental and Aptitude Testing
The Second Trend: Personality Assessment
The Third Trend: Stress Management
The Fourth Trend: Fairness in Testing
Special Circumstances in Policing
Polic Interrogation and False Confessions
Summary and Conclusions
Investigative Psychology
Criminal Profiling
The Psychological Autopsy
Geographical Profiling and Mental Mapping
Why Is Profiling So Inaccurate?
The Polygraph
Forensic Hypnosis
Identifying the Offender: Other Procedures
Pretrial Identification Methods
Summary and Conclusions
Psychology And The Courts
Consulting and Testifying
Court Structure and Jurisdiction
The Judicial Process
Trial Consultation
Expert Testimony
Surviving the Witness Stand
The Assessment of Risk
Summary and Conclusions
Consulting With Criminal Courts
Preventive Detention
Criminal Competencies
Sentencing Evaluations
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators
Summary and Conclusions
Consulting With Civil Courts
Juvenile Courts
Juvenile Assessment: An Overview
Family and Probate Courts
Decisional Competency
Involuntary Civil Commitment
Other Civil Disputes
Sexual Harrassment
Employment Compensation and Personal Injury Claims
Summary and Conclusions
Criminal Psychology
The Development of Habitual Criminal Behavior
The Juvenile Offender
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending
The Developmental Perspective
Coercion Developmental Model
Developmental Factors in the Formation of Crime and Delinquency
School Violence
Juvenile Firesetting
The Criminal Psychopath
Summary and Conclusions
Psychology of Violence and Intimidation
UCR Data on Violent Crime
Gender, Race, and Ethnic Differences in Criminal Violence
Criminal Homicide
Mulitiple Murder
Workplace Violence
Hate or Bias Crimes
Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation
Summary and Conclusions
Psychology of Sexual Assault
Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape
Date Rape
Demographics of Men Who Rape
Typologies of Men Who Rape
Juvenile Sex Offenders
Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders
Assessment of Sex Offenders
Summary and Conclusions
Victimology And Victim Services
Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime
Multiculturalism and Victimization
Legal Rights of Victims
Crime Victimization Data
Psychological Effects of Crime Victimization
Hate or Bias Crime Victimization
Sexual Assault Victimization
Property Crime Victimization
Summary and Conclusions
Family Violence, Abuse, and Victimization
Intimate Partner Violence
Child Abuse
Repressed and Recovered Memories
Child Abduction
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Summary and Conclusions
Correctional Psychology
Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
Institutional Corrections
Overview of Correctional Facilities
Legal Rights of Inmates
Correctional Psychologists
Psychological Assessment on Corrections
Treatment and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities
Treatment of Special Populations
Obstacles to the Treatment of Inmates and Staff
Community-Based Corrections
Summary and Conclusions
Juvenile Corrections
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