Criminal and Investigative Psychology Topics in Applied Psychology
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Criminal and Investigative Psychology Topics in Applied Psychology

by David Canter
     
 

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Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods,

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Topics in Applied Psychology offers a range of accessible, integrated texts ideal for courses in applied psychology. The books are written by leading figures in their field and provide a comprehensive academic and professional insight into each topic. They incorporate a range of features to bring psychology to life including case histories, research methods, ethical debate and learner activities. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and concludes with a summary of the main points to consolidate learning. A reading list and sample essay questions at the end of each chapter enable further independent study. The series also offers an appreciation of multiple perspectives, examines the relationship between psychology and other cognate disciplines and discusses recent developments in each field.
Topics in Applied Psychology will provide you with the tools you need to engage with, enjoy and understand your applied psychology discipline, ultimately ensuring confidence and success in exams as well as a comprehensive grounding in the profession.
Criminal and Investigative Psychology examines from a psychological perspective, the cycle of crime — from criminal to crime to investigation to court to prison to rehabilitation. It explores the psychology of criminals and of the police and the legal process and asks what makes a criminal. Investigative psychology is assessed with regard to information, validating evidence, actions and inference — including offender profiling. The role of the accused, the judge and the jury is covered, followed by a look at how psychologists work with prisoners. The book concludes with a discussion of crime reduction and the future of crime.

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From the Publisher

"I would recommend this book to undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students as a core text. But anyone interested in forensic issues, or beginning to work in this field, might also find it fascinating and invaluable for appearing 'in the know'."

Claire Lewis, The Psychologist, 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340928929
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Topics in Applied Psychology Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

David Canter is Director of the Centre for Investigative Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

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