Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior / Edition 3

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Featuring ten new articles by experts in the field, this up-to-date reader emphasizes the ways that forensic psychologists apply psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles on a day-to-day basis. Drawing on cutting-edge research to demonstrate the ways that forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention, the Third Edition addresses key topics in each of the five major subareas of the field—police psychology, legal psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412992442
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 1,314,704
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Curt R. Bartol was a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Biopsychology, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology and Law. He earned his PhD in personality/social psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College’s graduate program in forensic psychology and served as its director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for over 25 years. In addition to editing Current Perspectives, he has written Introduction to Forensic Psychology (forthcoming in its 4th edition), Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (now in its 10th ed.), Juvenile Delinquency and Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective (3rd ed.), Criminal and Behavioral Profiling, and Psychology and Law (4th ed.).

Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in criminal justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services In addition to editing Current Perspectives, she has co-authored Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Juvenile Delinquency, Psychology and Law, and Criminal Behavior. She has served as book review editor and managing editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior and has published articles on women and criminal justice, rural courts, and the history of forensic psychology.

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Table of Contents

1. Educational and Training Models in Forensic Psychology - David DeMatteo, Geoffrey Marczyk, Daniel A. Krauss, and Jeffrey Burl
2. Police Psychology: Then, Now, and Beyond - Curt R. Bartol
3. Science and Pseudoscience in Law Enforcement: A User-Friendly Primer - Scott O. Lilienfeld and Kristin Landfield
4. Effective Policing: Understanding How Polygraph Tests Work and Are Used - William G. Iacono
5. The Criminal Profiling Illusion: What’s Behind the Smoke and Mirrors? - Brent Snook, Richard M. Cullen, Craig Bennell, Paul J. Taylor, and Paul Gendreau
6. Juvenile Offenders’ Miranda Rights Comprehension and Self-Reported Likelihood of Offering False Confessions - Naomi E. Sevin Goldstein, Lois Oberlander Condie, Rachel Kalbeitzer, Douglas Osman, & Jessica L. Geier
Introduction and Commentary
7. Reducing Misconceptions and False Beliefs in Police and Criminal Psychology - Michael G. Aamodt
8. Drugs and Sexual Assault: A Review - Elena Pope & Michelle Shouldice
9. Is It Stalking? Perceptions of Stalking Among College Undergraduates - Lorraine Phillip, Ryan Quirk, Barry Rosenfeld, & Maureen O’Connor
10. Psychopathy: A Clinical Construct Whose Time Has Come - Robert D. Hare
11. Child Sexual Molestation: Research Issues - Robert A. Prentky, Raymond A. Knight, & Austin F. S. Lee
12. What Biosocial Criminology Offers Criminology - John Paul Wright and Danielle Boisvert
Introduction and Commentary
13. Confession Evidence: Common Myths and Misconceptions - Saul M. Kassin
14. Hypnosis and the Law: Examining the Stereotypes - Graham F. Wagstaff
15. Assessing Allegations of Domestic Violence in Child Custody Evaluations - James N. Bow & Paul Boxer
16. Three Types of Skills for Effective Forensic Psychological Assessments - Marc Sageman
17. Developmentally Sensitive Forensic Interviewing of Preschool Children: Some Guidelines Drawn from Basic Psychological Research - Connie M. Tang
Introduction and Commentary
18. A 10-Year Update of “Review and Critique of Empirical Studies of Rape Avoidance” - Sarah E. Ullman
19. Reporting Sexual Victimization to the Police and Others: Results From a National-Level Study of College Women. - Bonnie S. Fisher, Leah E. Daigle, Francis T. Cullen, & Michael G. Turner
20. Patterns of Anti-Gay Violence: An Analysis of Incident Characteristics and Victim Reporting - Kristen Kuehnle & Anne Sullivan
21. Offenders’ Family Members’ Responses to Capital Crimes: The Need for Restorative Justice Initiatives - Sarah Eschholz, Mark D. Reed, Elizabeth Beck, & Pamela Blume Leonard
Introduction and Commentary
22. A National Survey of Correctional Psychologists - Jennifer L. Boothby & Carl B. Clements
23. The Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Offenders: The Current Landscape and Some Future Directions for Correctional Psychology - J. Stephen Wormith, Richard Althouse, Mark Simpson, Lorraine R. Reitzel, Thomas J. Fagan, & Robert D. Morgan
24. What is Correctional About Clinical Practice in Corrections? - Philip R. Magaletta, Marc W. Patry, Erik F. Dietz, & Robert K. Ax
25. The Challenges of Mentally Ill Female Offenders in Prison - Elaine A. Lord
26. Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Juveniles: Suggestions for Improvement - Willem H. J. Martens
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