Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions (BPS Textbooks in Psychology)

September 21, 2019 - Comment

Introduces forensic psychology to students and professionals who want to better understand psychology s expanding influence on the study of law, crime and criminality Forensic psychology is a constantly growing discipline, both in terms of student interest and as a profession for graduates. This book highlights the often sizeable gap between media myths surrounding forensic

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Introduces forensic psychology to students and professionals who want to better understand psychology s expanding influence on the study of law, crime and criminality Forensic psychology is a constantly growing discipline, both in terms of student interest and as a profession for graduates. This book highlights the often sizeable gap between media myths surrounding forensic practice and reality. Editors Graham Davies and Anthony Beech present an exciting and broad range of topics within the field, including detailed treatments of the causes of crime, investigative methods, the trial process, and interventions with different types of offenders and offences., Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions, Third Edition covers every aspect of forensic psychology from understanding criminal behaviour, to applying psychological theory to criminal investigation, analysing the legal process and the treatment of witnesses and offenders. Each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated with the latest findings. The book also includes two entirely new chapters one on psychopathy and crime, the other on female offenders., Drawing on a wealth of experience from leading researchers and practitioners, this new edition will interest and enthuse today s generation of students. All chapters thoroughly revised and updatedFeatures two brand new chaptersSupplemented by additional online resource materials, including related links, multiple choice questions, and PowerPoint slidesAuthored by a wide-range of experienced forensic psychology professionals Forensic Psychology, Third Edition is essential reading for undergraduates first encounter with the subject area and is an excellent introduction for more specialised postgraduate courses.

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Anonymous says:

Necessity for any student studying FP from college to uni This is an excellent book, however I did find the last edition to have a lot more information in it that’s been lost in this edition that I found to be interesting and useful. Particularly the protocols and theories in interviewing various different types of suspects and victims. This book takes you through the forensic psychologists role in aiding in investigations to being an expert witnesses in trials. It covers both UK and US interviewing techniques with critiques.Lots of…

Anonymous says:

Excellent! Covers pretty much every topic you’re likely to encounter on your university course, or even as a practitioner this could be a handy resource for current thinking and practices. A bit pricey, but that’s all textbooks, unfortunately, and comparatively speaking, there’s better value here than in a lot of textbooks.

Anonymous says:

Great book Comprehensive and through without making it too complicated. Easy to take in and helpful for developing thought processes around the various chapters.

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