The Handbook of Forensic Psychology / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Legal & Criminological Psychology
...a comprehensive and useful text...
Antoinette E. Kavanaugh
Forensic psychology is the nexus of law and psychology. During the eleven years since the first edition of this book was published, the field of forensic psychology has grown substantially. This timely second edition accurately reflects the growth and development in the field. The purpose is to provide a reference for students and scholars. This update is needed, and as the field has grown since the first edition was published, this second edition is very timely. With chapters written by authorities in the field, this is an authoritative reference for scholars, practitioners of law and psychology, as well as upper-level graduate students. Sections of the book are devoted to topics such as historical analysis of forensic psychology, the application of forensic psychology in criminal and civil proceedings, intervention with offenders, and training, ethical, and professional issues in forensic psychology. The contributors logically and coherently present the complex topics that are the foundation of forensic psychology. They use case examples judiciously to highlight the application of psychology in a legal context. Relevant case law, clinical research, and assessment techniques are thoroughly cited and explained. Given the book's thoroughness, it is puzzling that the editors failed to devote chapters to the application of forensic psychology in the juvenile justice system. This is a thorough and practical book. This second edition is much needed for the field of forensic psychology.
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"...a comprehensive and useful text..." (Legal & Criminological Psychology, September 2000)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Antoinette E. Kavanaugh, PhD (Northwestern University School of Law)
Description: Forensic psychology is the nexus of law and psychology. During the eleven years since the first edition of this book was published, the field of forensic psychology has grown substantially. This timely second edition accurately reflects the growth and development in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a reference for students and scholars. This update is needed, and as the field has grown since the first edition was published, this second edition is very timely.
Audience: With chapters written by authorities in the field, this is an authoritative reference for scholars, practitioners of law and psychology, as well as upper-level graduate students.
Features: Sections of the book are devoted to topics such as historical analysis of forensic psychology, the application of forensic psychology in criminal and civil proceedings, intervention with offenders, and training, ethical, and professional issues in forensic psychology. The contributors logically and coherently present the complex topics that are the foundation of forensic psychology. They use case examples judiciously to highlight the application of psychology in a legal context. Relevant case law, clinical research, and assessment techniques are thoroughly cited and explained. Given the book's thoroughness, it is puzzling that the editors failed to devote chapters to the application of forensic psychology in the juvenile justice system.
Assessment: This is a thorough and practical book. This second edition is much needed for the field of forensic psychology.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471692324
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/14/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 1,465,412
  • Product dimensions: 7.13 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Irving Weiner (Tampa, FL) is the chairmain of the psychology department at the University of South Florida.  He is the author of numerous books, and is the editor of the award-winning 12 volume Handbook of Psychology.  Dr. Weiner is the chairman of the Wiley Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board.

Allen K. Hess (Montgomery, AL) is a professor of psychology at Auburn University. He is the author, among other books, of the classic text Psychotherapy Supervision: Theory, Practice and Research.

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Table of Contents

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).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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