Introduction To Forensic Psychology Research and Application (Paperback)
|Author: Anne M./ Bartol Bartol|
|Filled with real-life examples, practical applications, and case law discussions, this proven text covers new and emerging fields of study, the many areas where psychology plays a significant role in the civil and criminal justice systems, and the wide range of issues that are an integral part of the forensic psychologist''s day-to-day work.|
From the Publisher:
This book is a broad introduction to the field of forensic psychology. While students most often associate forensic psychology with criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murder, this text covers the many others areas where psychology has played a significant role in providing research knowledge to the civil and criminal justice systems. The book is a readable summary of contemporary research and practice across a broad spectrum of topics. Practical applications are discussed where pertinent, and case law discussions are found throughout the text.
This book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students studying forensic psychology in psychology, criminal justice, and criminology courses. This book will also be of interest to mental health professionals and anyone looking for a basic overview of the field.
New to this Edition
- Every chapter has been updated for data, examples, and new information
- Guest essay added with real-life stories from the field
- More real-life cases added throughout the book
- Added new boxes, including those on drug courts, doctoral programs in forensic psychology, the "choking game," the Innocence Project, and bias crime2-3 photos added per chapter
- Greater emphasis on clinical psychology throughout
- Ch. 2 on police psychology has been thoroughly revised.
- Substantially re-organized the material on profiling in Ch. 3
- Revised and expanded the instructor resources and student study site.