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This is a fully-revised and updated version of the top academic work in forensic psychology. Focussed mainly on the practical aspects of forensics, this volume provides all readers need to know to be effective practioners. Detailed sections cover both civil and criminal forensic practice; forensic report writing; treating mental illness in the incarcerated; andethicsal issues. Contributors are the best-known and most respected practitioners in the field from the US and Canada. All chapters are completely revised from the previous edition, including 6 which have new authors. Forensic psychology is one of the fastest-growing specialties in the field. Its practitioners are able to avoid managed care and structured settings, and they often focus on assessment, rather than long-term treatment of clients. With the growing public interest in all things forensic, most graduate programs in psychology have added at least one course in forensic psychology over the past few years; and more established professionals are entering the field every day.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Authored by leading scholars and practitioners, this completely revised edition of the leading text and reference work covers all aspects of this rapidly expanding field.
PART ONE: THE CONTEXT OF FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY.
1. History of Forensic Psychology (Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol).
2. Defining Forensic Psychology (Allen K. Hess)
3. Legal Research for the Social Scientist (Tyler L. Cox).
PART TWO: APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO CIVIL PROCEEDINGS.
4. Understanding Adult Domestic Law Issues: Marriage, Divorce, and Domestic Violence (Kathryn D. Hess).
5. Understanding Child Domestic Law Issues: Custody, Adoptions, and Abuse (Kathryn D. Hess).
6. Conducting Personal Injury Evaluations (Steven Walfish).
7. Personality Assessment in Personal Injury Litigation (James N. Butcher and Kathryn B. Miller).
8. Legal Influences on the Identification and Treatment of Educational Disabilities (Daniel J. Reschly).
9. Civil Competency (Ralph Slovenko).
10. Informed Consent in Treatment and Research (Barbara Stanley and Michele Galietta).
PART THREE: APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY TO CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS.
11. Evaluating Eyewitness Testimony in Adults and Children (Paola Castelli, Gail S. Goodman, Robin S. Edelstein, Emilie B. Mitchell, Pedro M. Paz Alonso, Kristen E. Lyons, and Jeremy W. Newton).
12. Competency to Stand Trial: A Guide for Evaluators (Patricia A. Zapf and Ronald Roesch).
13. Criminal Responsibility and the Insanity Defense (Patricia A. Zapf, Stephen L. Golding, and Ronald Roesch).
14. Specific Intent and Diminished Capacity (Charles R. Clark).
15. Evaluating and Assisting Jury Competence in Civil Cases (Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Jennifer L. Groscup, and Steven Penrod).
16. Recommending Probation and Parole (David Nussbaum).
PART FOUR: SPECIAL APPLICATIONS.
17. Violence Risk Assessment: Research, Legal, and Clinical Considerations (Thomas R. Litwack, Patricia A. Zapf, Jennifer L. Groscup, and Stephen D. Hart).
18. Psychology and Law Enforcement (Ellen Scrivner).
19. Polygraph (“Lie Detector”) Testing: Current Status and Emerging Trends (William G. Iacono and Christopher J. Patrick).
20. Forensic Uses of Hypnosis (Alan W. Scheflin).
PART FIVE: COMMUNICATING EXPERT OPINIONS.
21. Writing Forensic Reports (Irving B. Weiner).
22. Serving as an Expert Witness (Allen K. Hess).
PART SIX: INTERVENING WITH OFFENDERS.
23. Punishments and Alternate Routes to Crime Prevention (Joan McCord).
24. Practicing Psychology in Correctional Settings (Paul Gendreau, Claire Goggin, Sheila French, and Paula Smith).
25. Psychotherapy with Criminal Offenders (Max J. Mobley).
26. Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Offenders (William L. Marshall).
PART SEVEN: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.
27. Practicing Principled Forensic Psychology: Legal, Ethical, and Moral Considerations (Allen K. Hess).
28. Training in Forensic Psychology: Training for What Goal? (Daniel A. Krauss and Bruce D. Sales).