Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Wrightsman and Fulero present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles. Through this lens, the authors explore the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's values for data. The authors provide students with an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology.
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Forensic Psychology Promises and Problems
Forensic Psychologists Roles and Responsibilities
Psychology and Law Enforcement Selection Training and Evaluation
Techniques of Criminal Investigation Profiling Psychological Autopsies Hypnosis and Lie Detection
Insanity and Competency
From Dangerousness to Risk Assessment Violence Sexual Offending Domestic Violence Child Abuse and Suicide
Syndrome Evidence Battered Woman Syndrome and Rape Trauma Syndrome
Child Sexual Abuse
Interrogations and Confessions
Trial Consultation Jury Selection Case Preparation and Pretrial Publicity
Death Penalty Trials and Appeals
Influencing Public Policy
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