Criminological and Forensic Psychology
- Helen Gavin - University of Huddersfield, UK
Forensic Psychology | Forensic Science & Investigation (General)
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
- Multiple Choice Questions per chapter to test understanding of the topic
- Test bank including Multiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Questions per chapter
- PowerPoint presentations including key concepts from each chapter
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'.
The author threads relevant and engaging research studies throughout the book in a way which demonstrates the importance of research as a foundation for psychological knowledge, but without intimidating those who may be reading for interest only.
From a teaching and learning perspective the book uses valid and reliable sources and encourages the reader to do like-wise. The clear visual overviews allow the reader to clearly focus on the key points while also allowing them to easily compare and contrast the content under discussion. The review of each section allows the reader to consolidate their learning with the opportunity for further reading allowing them to develop a deeper level of knowledge and understanding.
I'll definitely be recommending it to my psychology students.
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.
An excellent resource around Mentally Disordered offenders for non-psychiatric nurses.