Forensic Psychology / Edition 1

Forensic Psychology / Edition 1

by Graham M. Davies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470058331

ISBN-13: 9780470058336

Pub. Date: 07/21/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Forensic Psychology is written for undergraduate students of psychology and covers all the main topics in the forensic field, from the committing of the crime, through arrests, the trial process and what happens after sentencing. It is both broad enough to give a comprehensive coverage, and detailed enough to do justice to each aspect. Arranged in four parts,…  See more details below

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Forensic Psychology is written for undergraduate students of psychology and covers all the main topics in the forensic field, from the committing of the crime, through arrests, the trial process and what happens after sentencing. It is both broad enough to give a comprehensive coverage, and detailed enough to do justice to each aspect. Arranged in four parts, leading experts in the research field have commissioned experienced teachers to provide a teaching resource that is up to date and easy to use on courses.

  • Part 1, The Anatomy of Crime: definitions and measurements as well as theories of why crime is committed are covered
  • Part 2, Investigating Crime: interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects, detecting deception and identifying perpetrators are included
  • Part 3, The Trial Process includes detailed coverage of judicial processes, safeguarding witnesses, evidence, and the role of experts in a number of contexts
  • Part 4, After Sentencing: includes a discussion of the role of sentencing and working with offenders

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470058336
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Dedication.

About the Editors.

Introduction.

Part 1: The Anatomy of Crime.

1. Crime and Its Causes (Joanna Jamel).

2. Contemporary Psychological Contributions to Understanding Crime (Emma J. Palmer).

Part 2: Investigating Crime.

3. Identifying Perpetrators (Tim Valentine).

4. Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses (Robyn E. Holliday, Charles J. Brainerd and Valerie F. Reyna).

5. Interviewing Suspects (Ulf Holmberg and Ola Kronkvist).

6. Detecting Deception (Pär Anders Granhag and Maria Hartwig).

Part 3: The Trial Process.

7. Judicial Processes (Jacqueline M. Wheatcroft).

8. Safeguarding Witnesses (Helen L. Westcott).

9. Witness Evidence (Julie Blackwell-Young).

10. Role of the Expert Witness (Brian R. Clifford).

Part 4: After Sentencing.

11. What's the Point of Sentencing? (James McGuire)

12. Psychological Skills in working with Offenders (Ruth Hatcher).

Glossary.

Index.

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