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Introduction to Forensic Psychology - International Student Edition

Introduction to Forensic Psychology - International Student Edition
Research and Application

Fifth Edition (International Student Edition)

April 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, the fifth edition of this text includes updated research and coverage of current issues, using real life-examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology.
Part 1. Introduction
Chapter 1. Introduction to Forensic Psychology
The Forensic Sciences

Forensic Psychology: An Overview

Brief History of Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology Today

Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Forensic Social Work

Ethical Issues

Careers in Psychology

Forensic Psychology as a Specialty

Research and Practice Careers in Forensic Psychology

Part 2: Police and Investigative Psychology
Chapter 2: Police and Public Safety Psychology
Police Psychology: A Developing Profession

Forensic Assessment in Police and Public Safety Psychology

Psychological Intervention Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

Consulting and Research Activities

Chapter 3: Psychology of Investigations
Investigative Psychology


Problems With Profiling

Police Interviewing and Interrogation

Detection of Deception

Forensic Hypnosis

Eyewitness Evidence

Pretrial Identification Methods

Part 3: Legal Psychology
Chapter 4: Consulting and Testifying
Court Structure and Jurisdiction

The Judicial Process

The Assessment of Risk

Trial and Litigation Consultation

Expert Testimony

Surviving the Witness Stand

Chapter 5: Consulting With Criminal Courts
Competency to Stand Trial


Assessment of Criminal Responsibility

Other Defenses Pertaining to Criminal Conduct

Sentencing Evaluations

Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators

Chapter 6: Family Law and Other Forms of Civil Litigation
Family of Domestic Courts Child Custody Evaluations

Forensic Psychology and Civil Litigation

Civil Capacities

Involuntary Civil Commitment

Sexual and Gender Harassment

Part 4: Criminal Psychology
Chapter 7: The Development of Delinquent and Criminal Behavior
The Juvenile Offender

The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending

The Developmental Perspective

Adolescent Brain Development

Developmental Factors in the Formation of Persistent Criminal Behavior

Additional Social Developmental Influences

Juvenile Firesetting: An Illustration of the Developmental Perspective

The Criminal Psychopath

Juvenile Psychopathy

The Female Psychopath

Racial/Ethnic Differences

Treatment and Rehabilitation of Psychopaths

Chapter 8: Psychology of Violence and Intimidation
UCR Data on Violent Crime

Gender, Race, and Ethnic Differences in Criminal Violence

Theoretical Perspectives on Violence

The Effects of Violent Media

Threat Assessment

Workplace Violence

Criminal Homicide

Hate or Bias Crimes

Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation

Chapter 9: Psychology of Sexual Assault
Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape

Date or Acquaintance Rape

Demographics of Men Who Rape

Typologies of Men Who Rape

Child Sex Offenders

Female Sex Offender Typologies

Online Child Sexual Predators

Juvenile Sex Offenders

Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders

Assessment of Sex Offenders

Part 5: Victimology and Victim Services
Chapter 10: Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime and Other Wrongs
Multiculturalism and Victimization

Legal Rights of Victims

Crime Victimization Data

Psychological Effects of Criminal Victimization

Homicide Victimization

Sexual Assault Victimization

Child Sexual Abuse

Internet Victimization

Human Trafficking

Chapter 11: Family Violence and Child Victimization
Intimate Partner and Family Violence

Child Abuse

Repressed and Recovered Memories

Roles of the Forensic Psychologist in Child Abuse Cases

Child Abduction

Elder Abuse and Neglect

Part 6: Correctional Psychology
Chapter 12: Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
Institutional Corrections

Overview of Correctional Facilities

Legal Rights of Inmates

Roles of the Correctional Psychologist

Psychological Assessment in Corrections

Treatment and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities

Treatment of Special Populations

Obstacles to the Treatment of Inmates

Community-Based Corrections

Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice and Corrections
Juvenile Courts

A Brief History of the Juvenile Court

Juvenile Assessment: An Overview

Juvenile Amenability to Rehabilitation

Out-of-Home Placements

Psychological Treatment in Juvenile Facilities

Approaches to Rehabilitation



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