Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior
Curt R. Bartol, Anne M. Bartol
SAGE Publications, Mar 16, 2011 - Psychology - 331 pages
A proven anthology that focuses on everyday applications of forensic psychology for today's civil and criminal justice systems.
Featuring ten new articles by experts in the field, this up-to-date reader emphasises the ways that forensic psychologists apply psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles on a day-to-day basis. Drawing on cutting-edge research to demonstrate the ways that forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behaviour and crime prevention, the Third Edition addresses key topics in each of the five major subareas of the field - police psychology, legal psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology.
Key Features of the Third Edition:
* readings include published journal articles, as well as commentaries written specifically for this book by forensics experts
* high-interest topics include serial murder, acquaintance rape, the relationship between mental disorders and crime and violence, sexual deviance, death penalty mitigation, restorative justice initiatives, arson and typologies of juvenile offenders, and sexual harassment
* the importance of ethnic and racial sensitivity to successful practice and research is emphasized throughout
* first-hand research-based reports help readers understand the contributions of forensic psychology to civil and criminal justice
* a password-protected teacher's site which includes test questions for the readings
* an open-access student study site which includes relevant articles, as well as articles from the previous edition of this book.
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Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice
Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol
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