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Palgrave Macmillan

Forensic Psychology

ISBN 9780230249424
Publication Date September 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

This introduction shows the reader how much forensic psychology informs us about every step of the criminal process. From biological, social and cognitive theories of crime to eyewitness testimony and the penal system, this is essential reading for students seeking a deeper understanding of the key topics.

Adrian Scott is Research Fellow at the Sellenger Centre, Edith Cowan University, Australia



Introduction
Defining and Measuring Crime
PART I: THEORIES OF OFFENDING
Social and Psychological Theories
Biological and Cognitive Theories
Theory Integration and Theory Application
PART II: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS
Offender Profiling
Eyewitness Testimony
Investigative Interviewing
PART III: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE COURTROOM
Jury Decision Making
Influencing the Jury
PART IV: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE PENAL SYSTEM
The Punishment of Offenders
The Treatment of Offenders


 

Reviews

"Scott provides an excellent introduction to this fascinating area. The book covers the broad and varied areas within forensic psychology in an enlightening and accessible style. It will undoubtedly whet the appetite of many A-Level and undergraduate students and hopefully encourage many of them into this most rewarding of careers." - Jo Clarke, Course Director, University of York, UK
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