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Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice is a dynamic reader that provides cutting-edge research in police and correctional psychology, the psychology of crime and victimization, and psychology as applied to criminal and civil courts. Addressing key topics in each of three major course areas—criminal behavior, forensic psychology, and psychology and law—the book highlights how forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention. Editors Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol have assembled published journal articles, as well as commentaries written specifically for this book by forensics experts, to provide an overview of the wide array of prevalent theories in this field.
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Editorial Reviews

Sara C. Broaders
". . . [I]t clearly presents psychological issues in the forensic context in a very applied manner. . . an excellent choice for forensic psychology or psychology and law classes in many settings. . . I think students would find it a useful tool, and instructors would appreciate having such a variety of readings in one place."
Amy Thistelwaite
“The proposed book offers something new to the field of forensic psychology . . . This text would be an extremely useful supplement to any psychology of crime text. I also like the way the book covers all applications of forensic psychology . . . For these reasons I would personally adopt the book for my course and I believe the book would have national appeal.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412925907
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (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

Unit 1: Introduction
Overview of Forensic Psychology - Anne M. Bartol & Curt R. Bartol
Unit 2: Police and Investigative Psychology
Introduction and Commentary - Anne M. Bartol & Curt R. Bartol
Police Psychology: Then, Now, and Beyond - Curt R. Bartol
Psychological Testing and the Selection of Police Officers: A National Survey - Robert E. Cochrane, Robert P. Tett, & Leon Vandecreek
Investigative Interviews of Children: A Review of Psychological Research and Implications for Police Practices - Kamala London
Psychological Aspects of Crime Scene Profiling: Validity Research - Robert J. Homant & Daniel B. Kennedy
Criminal Profiling: Real Science or Just Wishful Thinking? - Damon A. Muller
Police Interrogation and False Confessions - Jaime S. Henderson
Unit 3: Criminal and Delinquent Behavior
Introduction and Commentary - Anne M. Bartol & Curt R. Bartol
Resilience and Antisocial Behavior - Curt R. Bartol
Drugs and Sexual Assault: A Review - Elena Pope & Michelle Shouldice
Is It Stalking? Perceptions of Stalking Among College Undergraduates - Lorraine Phillips, Ryan Quirk, Barry Rosenfeld, & Maureen O’Connor
Psychopathy: A Clinical Construct Whose Time Has Come - Robert D. Hare
Child Sexual Molestation: Research Issues - Robert A. Prentky, Raymond A. Knight, & Austin F. S. Lee
Unit 4: Victimology and Victim Services
Introduction and Commentary - Anne M. Bartol & Curt R. Bartol
Experiences of Covictims of Homicide: Implications for Research and Practice - Marilyn Peterson Armour
Critical Incident Stress and the Child Homicide Investigator - Isaac T. Van Patten & Tod W. Burke
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
Patterns of Anti-Gay Violence: An Analysis of Incident Characteristics and Victim Reporting - Kristen Kuehnle & Anne Sullivan
Unit 5: Psychology and the Courts
Introduction and Commentary - Anne M. Bartol & Curt R. Bartol
Forensic Mental Health Experts in the Court—An Ethical Dilemma - George B.Palermo
Cross-Cultural Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment - Tedd Judd & Breean Beggs
Assessing Allegations of Domestic Violence in Child Custody Evaluations - James N. Bow & Paul Boxer
Misuses of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist—Revised in Courts - John F. Edens
Alternative Methods of Child Testimony: A Review of Law and Research - Jeffrey C. Sandler
Unit 6: Correctional Psychology
Introduction and Commentary - Anne M. Bartol & Curt R. Bartol
A National Survey of Correctional Psychologists - Jennifer L. Boothby & Carl B. Clements
Offender Rehabilitation: What We Know and What Needs To Be Done - Paul Gendreau
Involuntary Treatment Within a Prison Setting: Impact on Psychological Change During Treatment - Michael L. Prendergast, David Farabee, Jerome Cartier, & Susan Henkin
Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Juveniles: Suggestions for Improvement - Willem H. J. Martens
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