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This extensive, up-to-date core text introduces students to new, emerging fields of study within forensic psychology. Emphasizing a contemporary developmental approach toward the understanding of crime and delinquency, the Second Edition of Introduction to Forensic Psychology features a multicultural perspective and focuses on the application of psychological knowledge and research. The authors introduce students to the many careers related to forensic psychology, as well as issues that are an integral part of the day-to-day work of forensic psychologists. New coverage in this edition includes relationships between mental disorders and crime and violence, sexual deviance, death penalty mitigation, restorative justice initiatives, arson and typologies of juvenile fire setters, sexual harassment, and criminal sentencing.
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Intended Audience: This core text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of Forensic Psychology as well as similar courses in departments of psychology, criminal justice, and criminology.
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I Forensic Psychology: Introduction and Overview 2
II Police and Investigative Psychology
2 Police Psychology: History and Practice 34
3 Investigative Psychology 79
III Psychology and the Courts
4 Consulting and Testifying 114
5 Consulting With Criminal Courts 150
6 Consulting With Juvenile and Civil Courts 183
IV Criminal Psychology
7 The Development of Habitual Criminal Behavior 224
8 Psychology of Violence and Intimidation 265
9 Psychology of Sexual Assault 301
V Victimology and Victim Services
10 Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime 338
11 Family Violence, Abuse, and Victimization 369
VI Correctional Psychology
12 Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings 408
13 Juvenile Corrections 455
Cases Cited 492
Author Index 531
Subject Index 548