The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology

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Forensic psychology has developed and extended from an original, narrow focus on presenting evidence to the courts to a wider application across the whole span of civil and criminal justice, which includes dealing with suspects, offenders, victims, witnesses, defendants, litigants and justice professionals. This handbook provides an encyclopedic-style source regarding the major concerns in forensic psychology. It is an invaluable reference text for practitioners within community, special hospital, secure unit, prison, probation and law enforcement forensic settings, as well as being appropriate for trainees and students in these areas. It will also serve as a companion text for lawyers and psychiatric and law enforcement professionals who wish to be apprised of forensic psychology coverage. Each entry provides a succinct outline of the topic, describes current thinking, identifies relevant consensual or contested aspects and alternative positions. Readers are presented with key issues and directed towards specialized sources for further reference.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An excellent resource for those new to forensic psychology, for those already established in the profession, and for those in related professions, such as the law and psychiatry, in need of comprehensive guidance and resources to improve the quality of their involvement in a wide range of criminal justice settings. All the core areas of forensic practice are covered in interesting and well written chapters prepared by leading researchers and practitioners. Essential reading for all those in the field."
—Dr Caroline Logan, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust & University of Manchester

"One of the most comprehensive and valuable collections of material for academic and practicing forensic psychologists I have seen. An enormously useful resource."
—Professor Paul Wilson, Chair of Criminology and Forensic Psychologist, Bond University, Australia

"....this book will prove to be a useful introductory resource for anyone interested in a broad view of the field of forensic psychology. The chapters are well-written and clearly organized, with each providing a review of key issues and suggestions for further readings.... This handbook will be useful for students interested in the fields of forensic psychology, criminology, legal studies, sociology, and law.... individuals already involved directly with the criminal justice and court systems may also find information in this textbook informative to their professional practice. It is noteworthy that the editors include a major section on research practice, and this material will be instructive to students but also researchers in the field. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches are included...."
—Ronald Roesch and Billie Joe Rogers, Canadian Psychology/ Psychologie Canadienne

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521878098
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/7/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 924
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer M. Brown is Professor of Forensic Psychology and Director of Crime and Justice @ Surrey at the University of Surrey. She has been involved with the Police Service for over 20 years, having previously held posts as a Research Manager for Hampshire Police and a Syndicate Director on the senior command course at Bramshill.

Elizabeth A. Campbell is Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Programme Director for the doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the Section of Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow. She is also Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Trust, and past president of the British Psychological Society. She acts as a consultant to the Metropolitan Police and the Serious and Organised Crime Agency.

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Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Forensic psychology: a case of multiple identities Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M. Elizabeth A. Campbell Campbell, Elizabeth A.

Pt. I Psychological underpinnings

1.1 Action system applied to forensic topics David Canter Canter, David

1.2 Child and adolescent offending Shihning Chou Chou, Shihning Kevin Browne Browne, Kevin

1.3 Developmental perspectives on offending Robert D. Hoge Hoge, Robert D.

1.4 The evolutionary psychology perspective Vernon L. Quinsey Quinsey, Vernon L.

1.5 Eyewitness memory Carolyn Semmler Semmler, Carolyn Neil Brewer Brewer, Neil

1.6 Facet meta-theory Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

1.7 Head injury and offending T. M. McMillan McMillan, T. M.

1.8 Investigative decision making Marie Eyre Eyre, Marie Laurence Alison Alison, Laurence

1.9 Investigative psychology David Canter Canter, David

1.10 Personality theories and offending Vincent Egan Egan, Vincent

1.11 Pragmatic psychology Daniel B. Fishman Fishman, Daniel B. Jane Goodman-Delahunty Goodman-Delahunty, Jane

1.12 Sexual offenders Anthony R. Beech Beech, Anthony R.

1.13 Social psychological theories applied to forensic psychology topics Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

1.14 Theories of change Mary McMurran McMurran, Mary

1.15 Therapeutic jurisprudence Michael King King, Michael David Wexler Wexler, David

1.16 Violent offending Kevin Howells Howells, Kevin

Pt. II Assessments

2.1 Child victims of sexual abuse Miranda A. H. Horvath Horvath, Miranda A. H.

2.2 Credibility Mark Kebbell Kebbell, Mark

2.3 Crime pattern analysis Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

2.4 Evaluating violence risk in young people Paul A. Tiffin Tiffin, Paul A. Joanne M. Nadkarni Nadkarni, Joanne M.

2.5 Eyewitness testimony Dan Yarmey Yarmey, Dan

2.6 False memory Cara Laney Laney, Cara Elizabeth F. Loftus Loftus, Elizabeth F.

2.7 Intellectual disabilities and offending John L. Taylor Taylor, John L. William R. Lindsay Lindsay, William R.

2.8 Interrogative suggestibility and false confessions Gisli H. Gudjonsson Gudjonsson, Gisli H.

2.9 Investigative interviewing Becky Milne Milne, Becky Martine Powell Powell, Martine

2.10 Mental health Seena Fazel Fazel, Seena

2.11 Mentally disordered offenders Derek Perkins Perkins, Derek

2.12 Memory Martin A. Conway Conway, Martin A.

2.13 Offender profiling David Canter Canter, David

2.14 Parenting capacity and conduct Christine Puckering Puckering, Christine

2.15 Parole decision making Renee Gobeil Gobeil, Renee Ralph C. Serin Serin, Ralph C.

2.16 Personality and crime Sean Hammond Hammond, Sean

2.17 Personality disorder classification in forensic settings Todd E. Hogue Hogue, Todd E.

2.18 Polygraphy Don Grubin Grubin, Don

2.19 Post-traumatic stress disorder Adria Pearson Pearson, Adria Heidi La Bash La Bash, Heidi Victoria Follette Follette, Victoria

2.20 Psychopathy David Cooke Cooke, David

2.21 Risk and dangerousness in adults Grant T. Harris Harris, Grant T. Marnie E. Rice Rice, Marnie E.

2.22 Sexual offender assessment G. A. Serran Serran, G. A. W. L. Marshall Marshall, W. L. L. E. Marshall Marshall, L. E. M. D. O'Brien O'Brien, M. D.

2.23 Statement validity analysis Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

2.24 Suicide risk in adolescents and adults Bruce D. Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy, Bruce D. Randall Richardson-Vejlgaard Richardson-Vejlgaard, Randall Joav Merrick Merrick, Joav

2.25 Vulnerable adults' capacity Camilla Herbert Herbert, Camilla

Pt. III Interventions

3.1 Child sexual abuse Miranda A. H. Horvath Horvath, Miranda A. H.

3.2 Clinical relevance of restorative justice Guy Hall Hall, Guy

3.3 Crisis negotiation Carol A. Ireland Ireland, Carol A.

3.4 Parenting programmes Christine Puckering Puckering, Christine

3.5 Preventing delinquency and later criminal offending David P. Farrington Farrington, David P. Brandon C. Welsh Welsh, Brandon C.

3.6 Programmed interventions for offenders Susan Young Young, Susan

3.7 Rediscovering recovery and rehabilitation in drug and alcohol services Neil McKeganey McKeganey, Neil

3.8 Rehabilitation of offenders James McGuire McGuire, James

3.9 Risk management Roisin Hall Hall, Roisin

3.10 Suicide in prisons Graham Towl Towl, Graham

3.11 Therapeutic communities Fiona Warren Warren, Fiona

3.12 Treatment of sexual offenders Leigh Harkins Harkins, Leigh Brian Thomas-Peter Thomas-Peter, Brian

3.13 Rehabilitating violent offenders Devon L. L. Polaschek Polaschek, Devon L. L.

3.14 Victims of terrorism Elizabeth A. Campbell Campbell, Elizabeth A.

Pt. IV Psychology and criminal behaviour

4.1 Residential burglary: methodological and theoretical underpinnings Claire Nee Nee, Claire

4.2 Criminal careers David P. Farrington Farrington, David P.

4.3 Interpersonal deception detection Lynsey Gozna Gozna, Lynsey Julian Boon Boon, Julian

4.4 Domestic violence Elizabeth Gilchrist Gilchrist, Elizabeth

4.5 Genocide Joanna R. Adler Adler, Joanna R. Agnieszka Golec de Zavala de Zavala, Agnieszka Golec

4.6 Hate crime Tom Ellis Ellis, Tom Nathan Hall Hall, Nathan

4.7 Internet sexual offending Max Taylor Taylor, Max Ethel Quayle Quayle, Ethel

4.8 Murder: legal, psychological and investigative approaches Louis B. Schlesinger Schlesinger, Louis B.

4.9 Robbery Louise E. Porter Porter, Louise E.

4.10 Sexual assault Miranda A. H. Horvath Horvath, Miranda A. H.

4.11 Sexual fantasy and sex offending Jane Palmer Palmer, Jane

4.12 Stalking Helina Hakkanen-Nyholm Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina

4.13 Terrorism research: current issues and debates Margaret Wilson Wilson, Margaret

Pt. V Psychology and civil law

5.1 Assessing and reporting on work-related stress Elizabeth A. Campbell Campbell, Elizabeth A.

5.2 Asylum seekers and refugees Elizabeth A. Campbell Campbell, Elizabeth A.

5.3 Consent and capacity in civil cases Camilla Herbert Herbert, Camilla

5.4 Discrimination and employment tribunals Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

5.5 Personal injury Graham E. Powell Powell, Graham E. Charlotte C. Powell Powell, Charlotte C.

Pt. VI Special topics

6.1 Arson Katarina Fritzon Fritzon, Katarina

6.2 Bullying among prisoners Jane L. Ireland Ireland, Jane L.

6.3 Child soldiers Ilse Derluyn Derluyn, Ilse Eric Broekaert Broekaert, Eric

6.4 Crime prevention Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

6.5 Guns and shootings Claire Cooke Cooke, Claire

6.6 Hostage taking: effects, coping and adjustment David A. Alexander Alexander, David A.

6.7 Hypnosis Graham Wagstaff Wagstaff, Graham

6.8 Jury decision making Lorraine Hope Hope, Lorraine

6.9 Malingering: models and methods Nathan D. Gillard Gillard, Nathan D. Richard Rogers Rogers, Richard

6.10 Munchausen by proxy Catherine C. Ayoub Ayoub, Catherine C.

6.11 Occupational culture Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

6.12 Occupational stress in police and prison staff Paula Brough Brough, Paula Amanda Biggs Biggs, Amanda

6.13 Sexual harassment Adrian Bowers Bowers, Adrian William O'Donohue O'Donohue, William

6.14 Undercover policing and psychological stress Robert J. Edelmann Edelmann, Robert J.

6.15 Victimology Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

6.16 Young children presenting with sudden infant death syndrome or apparent life-threatening events Catherine C. Ayoub Ayoub, Catherine C.

Pt. VII Professional practice

7.1 Ethical practice Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

7.2 Diversity, equality and human rights Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

7.3 Expert witnesses in civil cases Elizabeth A. Campbell Campbell, Elizabeth A.

7.4 The psychologist as expert witness in criminal cases Michael Carlin Carlin, Michael

7.5 Professional training and education in forensic psychology Elizabeth A. Campbell Campbell, Elizabeth A.

Pt. VIII Research practice

8.1 Criminals' personal narratives David Canter Canter, David

8.2 Designing research using facet theory Jennifer M. Brown Brown, Jennifer M.

8.3 Drawing out the meaning in data: multidimensional scaling within forensic psychology research Darragh O'Neill O'Neill, Darragh Sean Hammond Hammond, Sean

8.4 Evaluation of systemic interventions Arlene Vetere Vetere, Arlene

8.5 Evaluating offending behaviour programmes in prison Helen Wakeling Wakeling, Helen Rosie Travers Travers, Rosie

8.6 Qualitative approaches in relation to forensic research practice Peter Banister Banister, Peter

8.7 Randomized control trials Clive R. Hollin Hollin, Clive R.

8.8 Reliable change and clinical significance Darragh O'Neill O'Neill, Darragh

Author index

Subject index

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