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Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

6th Edition

Dennis Howitt

Jan 2018, Paperback, 720 pages
ISBN13: 9781292187167
ISBN10: 1292187166
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Introduction to Forensic Criminal Psychology 6th edition provides a clear, comprehensive and engaging coverage of the subject. With a continued emphasis on key empirical findings and the theory stemming from this research, this book will equip you with a deep and contextualised understanding of this fascinating area.

A range of pedagogical features will help you to quickly grasp the key concepts, appreciate the controversies and develop a practical understanding of the wide ranging topics encompassed by this ever evolving subject.

Key features

  • Market leading text in this popular area
  • Fully up-to-date with wide-ranging classic and contemporary research.
  • Includes coverage of radically new ideas about forensic memory, delinquency, burglary, sex offender treatment, and more.
  • Strong emphasis on theory and key empirical findings to encourage deeper understanding
  • Important and relevant research studies from a UK and international perspective are explored in depth.
  • ‘Key concepts’, ‘Forensic psychology in action’ and ‘Controversies’ provide students with a broader understanding of the subject
  • A glossary of key terms provides explanations for easy reference
  • Further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter help students to go beyond the text and discover key resources

List of figures, tables and boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
Publisher’s acknowledgements

1 What is forensic and criminal psychology?
2 The social context of crime
3 Crime and the public
4 Victims of crime
5 Theories of crime
6 Juvenile offenders and beyond
7 Theft and other crimes against property
8 Violent offenders
9 Sexual offenders 1: rapists
10 Sexual offenders 2: paedophiles and child molestation
11 Police psychology
12 Terrorism and hostage-taking incidents
13 Eyewitness testimony
14 Profile analysis 1: FBI-style offender profiling
15 Profile analysis 2: investigative psychology, statistical
and geographical profiling
16 False allegations
17 False and true confessions
18 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 1: the psychology of deception
19 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 2: the polygraph test and statement validity analysis
20 Children as witnesses
21 Mental disorders and crime
22 Mental, personality and intellectual problems in court
23 Judges and lawyers
24 Juries and decision making
25 Effective prison
26 Psychological treatments for prisoners and other offenders
27 Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism
Glossary
References
Name index
Subject index

  • Updated throughout, including coverage of radically new ideas about forensic memory, delinquency, burglary, sex offender treatment, and more.
  • Strong emphasis on theory and key empirical findings to encourage deeper understanding
  • Important and relevant research studies from a UK and international perspective are explored in depth.
  • ‘Key concepts’, ‘Forensic psychology in action’ and ‘Controversies’ provide students with a broader understanding of the subject
  • A glossary of key terms provides explanations for easy reference
  • Further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter help students to go beyond the text and discover key resources