Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application / Edition 1

Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application / Edition 1

by Curtis R. Bartol, Anne M. Bartol

ISBN-10: 0761926062

ISBN-13: 9780761926061

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Introduction to Forensic Psychology provides a broad examination of forensic psychology and concentrates on the application side of the field, focusing on research-based forensic practice. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize the professional application of psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles to both the civil and criminal justice systems.


Introduction to Forensic Psychology provides a broad examination of forensic psychology and concentrates on the application side of the field, focusing on research-based forensic practice. Throughout the book, the authors emphasize the professional application of psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles to both the civil and criminal justice systems. Introduction to Forensic Psychology exposes readers to the many careers related to the field and emphasizes the multicultural perspective, such as racial issues, mental and physical disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender discrimination, which is an integral part of the work of forensic psychologists.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Forensic Psychology: Introduction and Overview
1. Example of Forensic Science: Forensic Entomology
2. Another Example: Questioned Documents
3. Computer Evidence Recovery
B. Forensic Psychology: An Overview
1. Forensic Psychology Compared to Forensic Psychiatry
C. Careers in Psychology
1. Education and Training
D. Forensic Psychology as a New Specialty
1. Educational and Training Requirements in Forensic
1. Educational and Training Requirements in Forensic
2. Police Psychology: An Overview
3. Psychology of Crime and Delinquency
4. Victimology and Victim Services
5. Legal Psychology
6. Correctional Psychology: An Overview
7. Defining Forensic Psychology-A Recap
E. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 2: Police Psychology: History and Practice
A. Trends in Police Psychology
B. The First Trend: Mental and Aptitude Testing
C. The Second Trend: Personality Assessment
1. Situational Testing
2. Personality Measures of Police Corruption
3. Conclusions of Personality Testing
D. The Third Trend: Stress Management
1. Occupational Stressors in Law Enforcement
2. Types of Police Stress
3. Summary
E. The Fourth Trend: Fairness in Testing
1. Minority Police Officers
2. Gender Issues in Policing
3. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
F. Special Circumstances in Policing
1. Excessive Force
2. Dealing with the Mentally Disordered
3. Post-Shooting Traumatic Reactions
4. Fitness-For-Duty Evaluations
5. Police Suicide
6. Special Unit Evaluations
7. Hostage Taking Incidents
G. Police Interrogation and False Confessions
H. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 3: Investigative Psychology
A. Profiling: The Psychological Sketch
B. Criminal Profiling
1. Dynamic and Static Risk Factors in Prediction
2. Additional Crime Scene Concepts
C. The Psychological Autopsy
D. Geographical Profiling and Mental Mapping
E. Why is Profiling So Inaccurate?
F. The Polygraph
1. A Brief History of the Polygraph
2. Current Usage of the Polygraph
3. Traditional Procedures Used by Polygraphers
4. Countermeasures
5. Research on the Polygraph
G. Forensic Hypnosis
H. Facial Composites in Criminal Identification
I. Identifying Characteristics of the Offender
1. Identifying the Face
2. Unconscious Transference
3. Own Race Bias (ORB)
J. Pretrial Identification Methods
1. Lineups and Photospreads
K. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 4: Development of Habitual Criminal Behavior
A. The Juvenile Offender
1. Definition of Juvenile Delinquency
B. The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending
1. The Uniform Crime Reports
C. Developmental Factors in Juvenile Delinquency
1. Developmental Theory
2. Attention-Defict/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Delinquency
3. Conduct Disorders
4. Cognitive Ability and Crime
D. School Crime
1. School Violence
2. Threat Assessment
E. The Criminal Psychopath
1. General Behavioral Characteristics of Psychopaths
2. Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy
3. Prevalence of Criminal Psychopathy
4. Offending Patterns of Criminal Psychopaths
5. Psychological Measures of Psychopathy
6. Juvenile Psychopathy
7. The Female Psychopath
8. Racial/Ethnic Differences
F. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 5: Psychology of Violence and Intimidation
A. UCR Data on Violent Crime
B. Gender and Cultural Differences in Violence
C. Theoretical Perspectives on Violence
1. The Causes of Violence
2. The Effects of Violent Media
3. Violent Video Games
C. Criminal Homicide
D. Multiple Murder
2. Serial Killers
3. Serial Killer Typologies
3. Mass Murder
E. Workplace Violence
D. Hate or Bias Crimes
E. Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation
1. When Does Stalking Usually Stop?
2. Predictions of Violence in Stalking Cases
3. Cyberstalking
F. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 6: Psychology of Sexual Assault
A. Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape
1. Governmental Definitions
2. Prevalence and Incidence of Rape and Other Sexual

B. Date Rape
C. Demographics of Men who Rape
D. Typologies of Men who Rape
1. The Massachusetts Treatment Center Rapist Typology
2. MTC:R3
3. Summary
4. The Groth Rapist Typology
E. Pedophilia
1. Definitions of Pedophilia
2. Some Demographics of Child Molesters
3. The MTC:CM3
4. The Groth Typology
F. Juvenile Sex Offenders
1. Female Juvenile Sex Offenders
2. Conclusions and Future Directions
G. Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders
H. Assessment of Sex Offenders
1. Assessing Deviant Sexual Arousal
I. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 7: Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime
A. Multiculturalism and Victimization
1. Victims with Disabilities
2. Empirically Supported Treatments and Multiculturalism
B. Legal Rights of Victims
1. Victims in Civil Courts
2. Victims in the Criminal Courts
C. Crime Victimization Data
1. Ethnic/Minority Differences in Victimization
D. Psychological Effects of Criminal Victimization
1. Psychological Impact of Violence
2. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
3. Homicide Victimization
4. Relationship of the Offender to Victim
5. Death Notification
6. Reactions of Homicide Co-Victims
F. Hate or Bias Crime Victimization
G. Sexual Assault Victimization
1. Characteristics of the Victims
2. Extent of Injury to Victims
3. Relationship of the Victim to the Offender
4. Other Victim Characteristics
5. Psychological Impact of Sexual Assault
6. Psychological Effects of Child Sexual Abuse
H. Property Crime Victimization
1. Psychological Impact of Burglary
I. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 8: Family Violence, Abuse, and Victimization
A. Intimate Partner Violence
1. The Typical Development of Intimate Partner Violence
2. Psychological Characteristics of Batterers
3. Battered Women Syndrome
4. Same-Sex Domestic Violence
5. The Roles of the Forensic Psychologist in Domestic

6. Forensic Assessment of Domestic Violence
7. Assessment of Victim Reactions
8. Risk Assessment: Is the Victim Safe?
9. Necessary Training for Domestic Violence Assessment
B. Child Abuse
1. Types of Maltreatment
2. Pet and Child Abuse
3. Dynamics of Family Violence
4. Infanticide, Neonaticide, and Filicide
5. Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy
6. Shaken Baby Syndrome
C. Repressed and Recovered Memories
1. Special Expert Panels on Repressed Memory
2. Research Sketches of Human Memory and Its Limitations
3. Roles of the Forensic Psychologist in Child Abuse Cases
D. Child Abduction
1. Psychological Impact of Abduction
E. Elder Abuse and Neglect
1. Roles of the Forensic Psychologist in Elder Abuse
G. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 9: Consulting and Testifying
A. Court Structure and Jurisdiction
1. Civil and Criminal Courts
B. The Judicial Process
1. The Pre-trial Stage
2. The Trial Stage
3. The Disposition Stage
4. The Appellate Stage
C. Trial Consultation
1. Scientific Jury Selection
2. Witness Preparation
3. The Voir Dire
4. Trial Consultation: The Main Concerns
D. Expert Testimony
1. Expert Certification
2. Legal Standards for the Admission of Scientific Evidence474
3. The Confidentiality Issue
4. Ultimate Issue or Ultimate Opinion Testimony
E. Surviving the Witness Stand
F. The Assessment of Risk
1. Communication of Risk
2. Risk Assessment Instruments
G. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 10: Consulting with Criminal Courts
A. Preventive Detention
B. Criminal Competencies
1. Legal Standard for Competency
2. Evaluating Adjudicative Competence
3. Competency Assessment Instruments
4. Assessment of Malingering
5. Restoration to Competence
6. Drugs and the Incompetent Defendant
C. Insanity
1. Assessment of Criminal Responsibility
2. Insanity Trials
3. Treatment of Defendants Found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity
D. Sentencing Evaluations
1. Risk Assessment
2. Capital Sentencing
3. Sex Offender Sentencing
E. Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators
F. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 11: Consultation With Civil Courts
A. Juvenile Courts
1. Historical Background
2. Supreme Court decisions
B. Juvenile Assessment: An Overview
3. Assessment of Competence to Waive Miranda Rights
4. Evaluating Adjudicative Competence
5. The Lawyer-Client Relationship
6. Amenability to rehabilitation
C. Family and Probate Courts
D. Child Custody Evaluations
1. Child Custody Standards
2. Methods of Evaluation in Child Custody Cases
3. Visitation Risk Assessments
4. Research on Custody Arrangements
D. Decisional Competency
1. Testamentary capacity
2. Competence to Consent to Treatment
3. Incapacitation: Special Condition
E. Involuntary Civil Commitment
1. Outpatient Civil Commitment
2. Role of Forensic Psychologists
F. Other Civil Disputes
G. Sexual harassment
1. Psychological Measures of Sexual Harassment
2. Private Life Issues in Sexual Harassment Cases
H. Employment Compensation and Personal Injury Claims
I. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 12: Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
A. Institutional Corrections
B. Overview of Correctional Facilities
C. Legal Rights of Inmates
1. Right to Treatment
2. Right to Refuse Treatment
3. Right to Rehabilitation
4. Prison Transfers
5. Mentally Disordered Inmates
6. Privacy and Confidentiality
7. Solitary Confinement
8. Pre-trial Detainees
D. Correctional Psychologists
E. Psychological Assessment in Corrections
1. Initial Inmate Screening and Classification
2. Release Decision Making
3. Crisis Intervention
4. Assessment of Correctional Personnel
5. Competency to be Executed
F. Treatment and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities
1. Common Psychological Treatment in Corrections
G. Treatment of Special Populations
1. Violent Offenders
2. Criminal Psychopaths
3. Sex Offender Treatment
4. Women Offenders
5. Treatment in Jail Settings
6. Treatment and Counseling of Correctional Officers
H. Obstacles to treatment of Inmates and Staff
1. Confidentiality
2. Coercion
3. Environment
I. Community-Based Corrections
J. Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 13: Juvenile Corrections
A. Historical Overview
B. Approaches to Rehabilitation
1. Group Home Models
2. Family Preservation Models
3. Substance Abuse Models
4. Boot Camps
5. Wilderness and Adventure Programs
6. Violence Prevention Programs
7. Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Programs
D. Summary and Conclusions

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