The Handbook of Forensic Psychology

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Irving B. Weiner, Randy K. Otto
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 18, 2013 - Psychology - 944 pages
A revised new edition of one of the top references for forensic psychologists

This top professional and academic reference in forensic psychology is an established presence as both a professional reference and graduate text. This Fourth Edition is completely revised and updated for the new and rapidly growing demands of the field to reflect the new tools available to, and functions required of, present-day practitioners. The new edition expands coverage of neuropsychological assessment, eyewitness testimony, ad jury competence and decision-making, including selection, process and authority. In addition, the new ethics guidelines approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) are included and interpreted.

  • Updated to include reframed content and the introduction of new chapter topics and authors
  • Ideal for professional forensic psychologists and graduate students
  • Written by experts in the field, a clinical professor of psychiatry and an associate professor of mental health policy

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Title Page
History of Forensic Psychology
There Is No Consensual Definition of Forensic
Practicing Ethical Forensic Psychology
Training in Forensic Psychology
Conducting Child Custody and Parenting
Assessing Violence Risk
Psychology and Law Enforcement
Evaluating and Assisting Jury
Evaluating Eyewitness Testimony
Evaluating Eyewitness Testimony
Employing Polygraph Assessment
Applying Hypnosis in Forensic Contexts

Identifying and Treating Educational
Assessing Civil Capacities
Conducting Child Abuse and Neglect
Assessing Competency to Stand Trial
Assessing Criminal Responsibility
Summary and Conclusions
Specific Intent and Diminished Capacity
Writing Forensic Reports
Testifying in Court
Treating Criminal Offenders
Assessing and Treating Sex Offenders

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About the author (2013)

Irving B. Weiner, Ph.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida and former Director of Psychological Services at the University of South Florida Psychiatry Center in Tampa, Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Association for Psychological Science, a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology, and a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida.

Randy Otto, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Mental Health Policy and Law the University of South Florida, former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and as President of the American Psychology-Law Society, and he is currently Treasurer of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is coordinator of continuing education programs for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and a recipient of the Academy's award for Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology.

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