Forensic Psychology

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Aim higher with Palgrave Insights in Psychology - your route to success with in-depth, critical and up-to-date coverage of the key topics in psychology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230249424
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Series: Palgrave Insights in Psychology Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 676,504
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ADRIAN SCOTT is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bath, UK

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Note from series editors vii

1 Introduction 1

2 Defining and measuring crime 8

Section 1 Theories of Offending 21

3 Social and psychological, theories 23

4 Biological and cognitive theories 38

5 Theory integration and theory application 55

Section 2 Psychology and the Investigative Process 71

6 Offender profiling 73

7 Eyewitness testimony 94

8 Investigative interviewing 119

Section 3 Psychology and the Courtroom 139

9 Jury decision making 141

10 Influencing the jury 151

Section 4 Psychology and the Penal System 163

11 The punishment of offenders 165

12 The treatment of offenders 179

Glossary 195

References 204

Index 239

Reading guide 244

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