Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles (Google eBook)

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Alan M. Goldstein
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 20, 2006 - Psychology - 528 pages
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Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles is designed to present the current state of the field, in terms of law, ethics, research and practice. Reflecting the efforts of almost 50 expert contributors, this comprehensive reference provides a basis for conducting forensic mental health assessments consistent with the state of the field as it currently exists and the standard of care that is emerging.

This must-have resource contains coverage of:

  • Mainstream topics such as civil commitment, termination of parental rights, and federal sentencing evaluations
  • Psycho-legal topics such as clergy and teacher sexual abuse, elder abuse, and end of life issues
  • The appropriate application of instruments frequently used in clinical psychology to address psycho-legal issues

Ideal for forensic mental health professionals, civil and criminal attorneys, and advanced students, Forensic Psychology: Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles is the definitive comprehensive reference in the field.

"Alan Goldstein has his finger on the pulse of forensic psychology. He and his A-list contributors showcase a striking array of classic conundrums and budding courtroom controversies. Remarkably, their analysis is as deep as their coverage is broad. There are two or three works that simply have to be on the shelf of every forensic psychologist. This book is one of them."

  

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I find this book to be a further description of previously published work. A good book no doubt but a retelling of other forensic textbooks.

Contents

Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part II Forensic Assessment Methodology
43
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part III Ethical Issues in Forensic Practice
169
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part IV Civil Forensic Psychology
207
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part V Criminal Forensic Psychology
331
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part VI Forensic Mental Health Experts in the Courtroom
419
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part VII Forensic Psychological Consultation
463
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part VIII Special Populations
551
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Part IX Special Topics in Forensic Practice
681
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Author Index
765
Emerging Topics and Expanding Roles Subject Index
787
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About the author (2006)

Dr. Alan Goldstein is Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - CUNY and is a widely recognized expert and speaker on forensic issues. He is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychologist of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He serves as an expert witness for defense and prosecuting attorneys on the state and federal levels, where his work includes evaluations for validity of Miranda rights waivers, trial competence, criminal sentencing, issues related to criminal responsibility, death penalty litigation, and future risk of violence. He is also a consultant to a number of law enforcement agencies.

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