Forensic Psychology

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 20, 2010 - Psychology - 256 pages
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This introduction shows the reader how much forensic psychology informs us about every step of the criminal process. From biological, social and cognitive theories of crime to eyewitness testimony and the penal system, this is essential reading for students seeking a deeper understanding of the key topics.

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Defining and measuring crime
Theories of Offending
Psychology and the Investigative Process
Psychology and the Courtroom
Influencing the jury
Psychology and the Penal System
The treatment of offenders

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ADRIAN SCOTT is Research Fellow at the Sellenger Centre, Edith Cowan University, Australia

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