Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives / Edition 1

Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives / Edition 1

by Lenore E.A. Walker, David Shapiro
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1441934219

ISBN-13: 9781441934215

Pub. Date: 12/01/2010

Publisher: Springer US

This text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the law. Incorporating the contributions of social and clinical psychology, this new text presents the material with an objective view towards the complete scope of the subject matter. In its clear coverage of the fundamentals of this field, it is an invaluable introduction for students, as

Overview

This text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the law. Incorporating the contributions of social and clinical psychology, this new text presents the material with an objective view towards the complete scope of the subject matter. In its clear coverage of the fundamentals of this field, it is an invaluable introduction for students, as well as a reference for practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441934215
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Section I What is Forensic Psychology? 1

Chapter 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3

Chapter 2 Models of Legal Systems 15

Chapter 3 Admissibility of Expert Testimony 29

Section II Understanding the Criminal Mind 39

Chapter 4 Criminal Responsibility 41

Chapter 5 Competency to Stand Trial 59

Chapter 6 Self-Defense and Syndrome Testimony 77

Chapter 7 Clinical Assessment in Forensic Settings 99

Chapter 8 Psychological Interventions in Forensic Settings 119

Section III Can Psychologists Measure Pain and Suffering? 145

Chapter 9 Civil Law and Personal Injury 147

Chapter 10 Involuntary Commitment and Other Civil Liberties 167

Section IV Family Law and Fitness to Parent 191

Chapter 11 Marriage and Divorce 195

Chapter 12 Access to, and Protection of, Children 219

Chapter 13 Protection of Abused Children, the Mentally and Physically Challenged, and the Elderly 243

Chapter 14 Reproductive Rights and the Law 257

Section V Juvenile Justice 277

Chapter 15 Delinquency 279

Chapter 16 School Violence 297

Chapter 17 Legal Rights of Children 313

Section VI Legal Consultation Based on Social Psychology 329

Chapter 18 Discrimination and Sexual Harassment 331

Chapter 19 Eyewitness Identification 353

Chapter 20 Jury Selection and Trial Consultation 369

Section VII Practical Tips for Forensic Psychology Experts 383

Chapter 21 Forensic Experts and Attorneys: Communication Process 385

Chapter 22 Risk Management in Forensic Psychology Practice 401

Case Citations 409

Selected Readings 413

Index 419

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