The Criminal Mind

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This book corrects common media misconceptions about the nature of the criminal psyche in order to help writers create more credible and convincing characters.

The Criminal Mind examines the fundamentals of psychology and law, theories of criminality, and character disorders that can lead to criminal behavior. Writers will learn how criminals think and how forensic psychology is used to catch them.

Katherine Ramsland also explores the legal ...

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Overview

This book corrects common media misconceptions about the nature of the criminal psyche in order to help writers create more credible and convincing characters.

The Criminal Mind examines the fundamentals of psychology and law, theories of criminality, and character disorders that can lead to criminal behavior. Writers will learn how criminals think and how forensic psychology is used to catch them.

Katherine Ramsland also explores the legal process, including psychological evaluations, lie detection, insanity pleas and the treatment of criminals and victims.

Katherine Ramsland holds three postgraduate degrees in psychology and has taught psychology and philosophy at Rutgers University for fifteen years. She has published twelve nonfiction works, including Bliss: Writing to Find Your True Self, and recently released Forensic Science of CSI and Cemetery Stories. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Forensic psychologist Ramsland describes the work of forensic psychology with reference to real life cases, literature, and visual media. Her main purpose seems to be to encourage writers to treat forensic psychology with as much accuracy as possible. She illustrates the practice of psychology with examples from fictive media, but points out where they stray from the actual practice of the field. Chapters cover psychology and the law, theories of criminality, types of character disorders, psychological assessment, the psychologist as expert witness, mental states at the time of the offense, crime control, treatment and rehabilitation, juveniles and crime, the psychologist as consultant or investigator, and ethics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582970790
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Forensic Psychologist 7
2 Psychology and the Law 25
3 Theories of Criminality 51
4 Types of Character Disorders 62
5 Psychological Assessment 86
6 The Psychologist as Expert Witness 103
7 Mental States at the Time of the Offense 132
8 Crime Control 151
9 Treatment and Rehabilitation 168
10 Juveniles and Crime 177
11 The Psychologist as Consultant/Investigator 193
12 Other Applications 213
13 Ethics 231
Glossary of Legal and Psychological Terms 248
App. I Roles of Mental Health Professionals 261
App. II: Forms 263
Bibliography 270
Index 279
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