Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes: A Guide for Forensic Practitioners / Edition 1

Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes: A Guide for Forensic Practitioners / Edition 1

by James McGuire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471998680

ISBN-13: 9780471998686

Pub. Date: 10/11/2000

Publisher: Wiley

The application of psychological principles to research and practice in crime prevention, detection, legal processes and offender treatment is a feature of the growing number of advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses, and professional training programmes. This book reflects the need to provide an overview of psychological knowledge and its forensic…  See more details below

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The application of psychological principles to research and practice in crime prevention, detection, legal processes and offender treatment is a feature of the growing number of advanced undergraduate courses and graduate courses, and professional training programmes. This book reflects the need to provide an overview of psychological knowledge and its forensic applications and implications, to psychology students and its forensic applications and implications, to psychology students and to related professional disciplines such as psychiatry, nursing, policing, law, prison work and probation.
The Editors are very well known academics and clinicians. The chapters are written by contributors who are recognised leaders in their own fields, and they have provided accessible accounts of the applications and implications of behavioural sciences for their peers, and for professionals and students in other disciplines. Multi-professional case work and innovative approaches to crime and offenders are being supported by research, by poicy and by legislation. There is a growing need to provide a wide range of professionals with a common framework and knowledge base to aid their shared understanding of crime and offenders, and of related interventions.
"Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes will be of great interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers and others concerned with understanding and treating offenders. The book is readable, scholarly and wide-ranging, covering legal issues, psychology and the police, witness evidence, decision-making in court, criminological theories, risk assessment and the treatment of mentally disordered and sex offenders." - Professor David Farrington, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, UK

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471998686
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/11/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1Behavioural Sciences Applied to Forensic and Legal Contexts3
Ch. 2The Legal Context: Obstacle or Opportunity?19
Ch. 3Psychology and Police Investigation39
Ch. 4Factors Influencing Witness Evidence65
Ch. 5Psycho-legal Studies as an Interface Discipline83
Ch. 6Decision-Making in Legal Settings111
Ch. 7Explanations of Offence Behaviour135
Ch. 8Psychosis and Offending161
Ch. 9Risk Assessment and Prediction177
Ch. 10Systems of Services205
Ch. 11Care and Management in the Community235
Ch. 12Treatment of Sexual Deviation and Aggression257
Ch. 13Treatment Approaches with Mentally Disordered Offenders281
Ch. 14Effective Interventions, Service and Policy Implications289
Index315

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