Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions

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Graham M. Davies, Anthony R. Beech
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 23, 2012 - Psychology - 466 pages
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Forensic Psychology is essential reading for all undergraduate courses in forensic psychology and an excellent introduction for more detailed postgraduate courses. Expert authors cover every aspect of forensic psychology, from understanding criminal behaviour, to applying psychological theory to criminal investigation, to analysis of the legal process and the roles of witnesses, to the treatment of offenders.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How to Become a Forensic Psychologist
7
PARTI THE CAUSES OF CRIME
15
Developmental and Psychological Theories of Offending
37
Contributions of Forensic Neuroscience
55
Effects of Interpersonal Crime on Victims
77
INVESTIGATING CRIME
97
Interviewing Vulnerable Witnesses
115
Identification Evidence
267
Sequential and simultaneous presentation 277 Malleability of Witness Confidence
278
Annotated Reading List
285
Role of the Expert Witness
287
DEALING WITH OFFENDERS
305
Risk Assessment and Offender Programmes
327
Interventions with Dangerous Offenders
349
Interventions for Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities
369

Interviewing Suspects
135
Detecting Deception
151
Offender Profiling and Crime Linkage
171
Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking
189
Terrorism
207
THE TRIAL PROCESS
227
Safeguarding Witnesses
247
Interventions with Mentally Disordered Offenders
391
Good Lives Desistance and Risk Reduction
407
Desistance from Crime
413
Summary
420
Glossary
425
Index
433
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About the author (2012)

Graham Davies is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Professor of Forensic Psychology at the Universities of Birmingham and Coventry, UK. His research interests focus on the testimony of children and adults and the support of vulnerable witnesses at court, on which topics he has published 10 books and over 150 articles in scientific journals. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a former president of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition and of the European Association for Psychology and Law.

Anthony Beech is a Professor and Head of the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed articles, 39 book chapters and 5 books in the area of forensic science/criminal justice. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and was the recipient of the Senior Award from the British Psychological Society Division of Forensic Psychology for a significant lifetime contribution to Forensic Psychology in 2009. He also received the Significant Achievement award from the US-based Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) in 2009.

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