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Criminological and Forensic Psychology

Second Edition


December 2018 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The second edition of Criminological and Forensic Psychology is an even more theoretically rigorous, practically relevant, engaging and fun introduction to this broad and fascinating field. It covers both the conceptual basis within which psychology knowledge is applied in forensic contexts and the practical applications of psychology to the criminal civil justice systems.

Key Features:
  • Case studies feature in every chapter and place students in the full context of a criminal case, showing them how psychological theories can be used to explain real-life crimes.

  • In-depth exploration of the fascinating courtroom process including separate chapters on the Defendant’s Mind and The Jury.

  • A dedicated chapter on research methods specific to forensic psychology to help students do their research project around this topic, covering the final year and post-graduate research. 

  • A new chapter on Intimate relationship aggression: Domestic Violence and Domestic Homicide

  • Online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions, additional case studies and links to further readings 

 
Section 1: Defining Criminological and Forensic Psychology
 
Chapter 1: Defining Forensic Psychology
 
Chapter 2: Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
 
Section 2: Psychological Explanations of Crime
 
Chapter 3: Psychological Approaches to Understanding Crime
 
Chapter 4: Who Commits Crime? The Criminal Mind
 
Chapter 5: Juvenile Criminals
 
Section 3: Psychological Explanations of Specific Crime Types
 
Chapter 6: The Psychology of Homicide
 
Chapter 7: The Psychology of Terrorism
 
Chapter 8: Crimes of a Sexual Nature
 
Chapter 9: Intimate Relationship Aggression: Domestic Violence and Domestic Homicide
 
Chapter 10: The Psychology of Firesetting
 
Chapter 11: The Psychology of Theft, Robbery, and Burglary
 
Chapter 12: The Psychology of Economic Crime
 
Section 4: Psychology in Detection and Investigation
 
Chapter 13: Psychology in the Investigation of Crime
 
Chapter 14: Psychology in the Police Station 1: Victims and Witnesses
 
Chapter 15: Psychology in the Police Station 2: Investigative Interviews and the Psychology of False Confession
 
Section 5: Psychology in the Court Room
 
Chapter 16: Psychology in Court 1: Procedures and Evidence
 
Chapter 17: Psychology in Court 2: The Defendant’s Mind
 
Chapter 18: Psychology in Court 3: The Mind of the Jury
 
Section 6: Psychology in Prison
 
Chapter 19: Punishment, Rehabilitation, and Psychology
 
Chapter 20: Adjustment to Prison Life: Mental Disorder, Life Imprisonment, and Death Row

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