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A fantastic resource, not only for those studying towards a formal qualification in criminological and / or forensic psychology but also written in a straightforward way that's accessible for anyone with an interest in the subject area. The book has a good range of engaging content with a glossary to aid the reader in developing an understanding of the more technical terminology. The key themes throughout the book allow the reader to make connections and see the 'bigger picture'.
Gavin presents the fundamentals of criminal and forensic psychology in a manner that is both comprehensive and approachable for students. Particularly, an in-depth consideration of research methods really sets this book apart from other key texts in the area, making it a staple for any reading list.
The first edition of this book was superb. This second edition is even better. The content is comprehensive, well organised, easy to read, and supported with reference to an excellent range of interesting case studies.
An essential text for all criminology and forensic psychology students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It is an extremely useful resource as it demonstrates throughout the application of psychological theory to forensic practice and contexts.
An exceptional book which takes the reader through the complete forensic process from investigating, profiling, witnessing, right to imprisonment. The book would be a favourite amongst academia as it is thoroughly evidence-based and well researched. Students would find the immensely practical structure of the book useful with the key elements, case studies and summaries to help them engage with the core content of each chapter. Highly readable and recommended to all practitioners working in forensic contexts.