The Handbook of Forensic Psychology

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Irving B. Weiner, Allen K. Hess
Wiley, 2006 - Psychology - 902 pages
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This is a fully-revised and updated version of the top academic work in forensic psychology. Focussed mainly on the practical aspects of forensics, this volume provides all readers need to know to be effective practioners. Detailed sections cover both civil and criminal forensic practice; forensic report writing; treating mental illness in the incarcerated; andethicsal issues. Contributors are the best-known and most respected practitioners in the field from the US and Canada. All chapters are completely revised from the previous edition, including 6 which have new authors. Forensic psychology is one of the fastest-growing specialties in the field. Its practitioners are able to avoid managed care and structured settings, and they often focus on assessment, rather than long-term treatment of clients. With the growing public interest in all things forensic, most graduate programs in psychology have added at least one course in forensic psychology over the past few years; and more established professionals are entering the field every day.

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Irving Weiner (Tampa, FL) is the chairmain of the psychology department at the University of South Florida.  He is the author of numerous books, and is the editor of the award-winning 12 volume Handbook of Psychology.  Dr. Weiner is the chairman of the Wiley Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board.

Allen K. Hess (Montgomery, AL) is a professor of psychology at Auburn University. He is the author, among other books, of the classic text Psychotherapy Supervision: Theory, Practice and Research.

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