Forensic Psychology Concepts, Debates and Practice (Hardcover)
|This book brings together a team of authorities in the field of forensic psychology to demonstrate the scope of the discipline and the techniques employed in key areas of research, policy, and practice. It goes beyond the introductory texts to challenge perceptions, to raise questions for research, to pose problems for practice, and to inspire and stimulate. Demonstrating the ways in which forensic psychology can aid the practice of criminal justice, it will be essential reading for students, academics, and practitioners. Forensic Psychology is divided into six sections, addressing key topics: investigation and prosecution, testimony and evidence, serious and persistent offending, treatment as intervention, intervention and prevention, and punishment and corrections. The contributors include both academics and practitioners, drawn from the US, the UK, and Australasia. This fully updated and significantly expanded second edition develops the picture of diversity and depth of forensic ps|
From the Publisher:
This book brings together academics, practitioners and experts in the field of forensic psychology to demonstrate the scope of the discipline and push its parameters. Its aim is to go beyond introductory texts to challenge perceptions, to raise questions for research and to pose problems for practice. The editors hope to inspire and stimulate debate about how forensic psychology can aid the practice of justice.
The book is divided into six sections, addressing key topics from the discipline: investigation and prosecution; testimony and evidence; serious and persistent offending; treatment as intervention; intervention and prevention and punishment and corrections. The contributors are drawn from the UK, the USA and Australia.||This updated, revised and significantly expanded edition develops the picture of diversity and depth of forensic psychology; considers ways in which the discipline has progressed and identifies challenges for its future sustainability and growth.|
This book will be essential reading for students of forensic psychology and practitioners working in the field.