Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

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Adrian Needs, Graham J. Towl
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Psychology - 304 pages
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This book illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system.

  • Illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system.
  • Gives examples of how forensic psychology can benefit not only from clinical and criminological approaches, but also from the insights of occupational, cognitive, developmental and social psychology.
  • Many of the chapters introduce readers to areas which have not received extensive coverage elsewhere.
  • Includes new directions in forensic practice.
  • Chapters draw out the implications for professionals working in the field.
  • Contributors include both academics and practitioners.
  • Reflects both the scope and the potential of forensic psychology.

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Section 2 Working with Criminal Justice Personnel
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About the author (2008)

Adrian Needs runs the MSc in Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. He worked in the Prison Service for many years and as an office holder in the BPS has played a leading role in the development of training in forensic psychology. Published work includes articles on social skills interventions, sexual and violent offending and prison officer training.
Graham Towl is Head of Psychology for the Prison Service and the National Probation Service. His recent publications include Psychology in Prisons (Blackwell Publishing, 2003) and numerous journal articles on suicide and self-injury, risk assessment with offenders, ethics and public sector management.

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