Forensic Psychology

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 22, 2008 - Psychology - 410 pages
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Forensic Psychology provides students with an in-depth and insightful introduction to the clinical practice of forensic psychology, the assessment and treatment of individuals who interact with the legal system.
  • Focuses on the clinical practice of forensic psychology

  • Integrates research, cases, and theory that provides students with a well-balanced picture of forensic psychology

  • Incorporates two main themes, scope of practice and therapeutic jurisprudence, that focus on empirically supported clinical practice and expose students to case law and statutory law necessary in the practice of forensic psychology

  • Utilizes real world examples and cases such as the impact of intelligence testing in the landmark Atkins vs. Virginia case that help students understand the practical role of forensic psychology

  • Encourages an understanding of the law as a living and breathing entity, examining its ability to be therapeutic or anti-therapeutic for the people most directly affected by it

  • Examines not only the criminal aspects of psychology and law but also civil aspects such as civil competence issues, sexual harassment claims, child custody evaluations, and personal injury cases which are often part of forensic practice

  • Covers unique challenges that forensic psychologists often face clinically, legally, and ethically

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Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology
Assessment Treatment and Consultation
Expert Testimony and the Role of an Expert
Violence and Forensic Psychology
Violence Risk Assessment
Sexual Offenders
Mental Health Law and Forensic Psychology
Other Issues of Criminal Responsibility
Children and Family in Forensic Psychology
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Child Custody
Effects of Custody and Divorce on Children
Civil Aspects of Forensic Psychology
Name Index

Criminal and Civil Competence
Civil Commitment

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About the author (2008)

Matthew T. Huss is a Professor of Psychology at Creighton University. He has served as a reviewer for numerous scholarly journals including Law & Human Behavior, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Public Policy and the Law, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Psychology, Crime and Law, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Assessment, andthe Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma. He also served on the Editorial Board of Teaching of Psychology and the Psi Chi Journal of Student Research. He has recently contributed a chapter on Psychology and Law to an ebook published by the Society for Teaching of Psychology entitled, The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the 21st Century.

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