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Forensic Psychology. Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions. 3rd Edition. BPS Textbooks in Psychology

  • ID: 4085014
  • Book
  • 744 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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 updated
  • Features two brand new chapters
  • Supplemented by additional online resource materials, including related links, multiple choice questions, and PowerPoint slides
  • Authored 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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IntroductionGraham Davies, Anthony Beech and Clive Hollin

Part I The Causes of Crime

1. Psychological Approaches to Understanding CrimeEmma Palmer

2. Developmental and Psychological Theories of OffendingDavid P. Farrington and Maria M. Ttofi

3. PsychopathySteven M. Gillespie and Ian J. Mitchell

4. Understanding Risk factors for Offending: The Contributions of NeuroscienceAnthony Beech, Benjamin Nordstrom, Adrian Raine and Dawn Fisher

5. Effects of Interpersonal Crime on VictimsCatherine Hamilton–Giachritsis and Emma Sleath


6. Eyewitness EvidenceHarriet M. J. Smith, Hannah Ryder and Heather D. Flowe

7. Interviewing WitnessesAllison P. Mugno, Lindsay C. Malloy and David J. La Rooy

8. Interviewing SuspectsErik Mac Giolla and Pär Anders Granhag

9. Detecting DeceptionPär Anders Granhag and Maria Hartwig

10. Offender Profiling and Crime LinkageJessica Woodhams and Matthew Tonkin

11. Interpersonal Violence and StalkingLouise Dixon and Erica Bowen

12. TerrorismMax Taylor


13. Judicial ProcessesJacqueline M. Wheatcroft

14. Safeguarding Vulnerable WitnessesGraham Davies and Helen L. Westcott

15. Identifying Perpetrators.Tim Valentine

16. The Role of the Expert WitnessDaniel T Wilcox and  Leam A. Craig


17. Crime and punishment: What Works?James McGuire

18. Risk Assessment and General Offender Behaviour Programme DeliveryRuth Hatcher

19. Treating Dangerous OffendersLeigh Harkins, Jayson Ware and Ruth Mann

20. Interventions with Female OffendersFranca Cortoni and Nathalie M. G. Fontaine

21. Interventions for Offenders with Intellectual DisabilitiesWilliam R. Lindsay, John, L. Taylor and Amanda M. Michie

22. Interventions with Mentally Disordered OffendersDawn Fisher, Michelle Ginty, & Jagjit Sandhu and Nuwan Galappathie

23. The Rehabilitation of Offenders: Good Lives and Risk ReductionTony Ward and Gwenda M. Willis



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Graham M. Davies
Anthony R. Beech
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