"In Forensic Psychology and Law, three internationally known experts provide exceptional coverage of a wide array of topics that address both the clinical applications of forensic psychology and the role of psychological science in understanding and evaluating legal assumptions and processes."
Norman Poythress, PhD, Research Director and Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy
"Forensic Psychology and Law is a major contribution to the teaching of law and psychology. Roesch, Zapf, and Hart offer a timely, comprehensive, and succinct overview of the field that will offer widespread appeal to those interested in this vibrant and growing area. Outstanding."
Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University
"In this volume, three noted experts have managed to capture the basic elements of forensic psychology. It is clearly written, well organized, and provides real world examples to hold the interest of any reader. While clarifying complex issues, the authors also present a very balanced discussion of a number of the most hotly debated topics."
Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, Psychological Services Center, Sam Houston State University
A Comprehensive, Up–to–Date Discussion of the Interface Between Forensic Psychology and Law
Forensic Psychology and Law covers the latest theory, research, and practice in the field and provides thought–provoking discussion of topics with chapters on:
- Forensic assessment in criminal and civil domains
- Eyewitness identification
- Police investigations, interrogations, and confessions
- Correctional psychology
- Psychology, law, and public policy
- Ethics and professional issues
Chapter 1 Introduction to Psychology and Law: Civil and Criminal Applications 1
Chapter 2 Forensic Assessment in Criminal Domains 29
Chapter 3 Civil Forensic Assessment 59
Chapter 4 Forensic Treatment 97
Chapter 5 Eyewitness Identifi cation 119
Chapter 6 Police Investigations, Interrogations, and Confessions 147
Chapter 7 Juries and Legal Decision Making 173
Chapter 8 Juveniles in the Legal System 207
Chapter 9 Police Psychology 239
Chapter 10 Correctional Psychology 269
Chapter 11 Psychology, Law, and Public Policy 299
Chapter 12 Ethics and Professional Issues 323
Author Index 341
Subject Index 351
Patricia A. Zapf is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is an Associate Editor for the American Psychology–Law Society Journal, Law and Human Behavior.
Stephen D. Hart is Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He is the Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.