For undergraduate, graduate, and law school courses in forensic psychology; and for criminology courses that cover forensic psychology.
This book presents a clear, complete picture of forensic psychology, covering both psychological and legal principles, and demonstrating their connections through actual case law and clinical examples. Dr. Jack Kitaeff first reviews the field’s history, and the roles, responsibilities, and obligations of practitioners. Next, he addresses criminological aspects of forensic psychology, examining theories of aggression and violent crime; non-violent crimes; and topics ranging from serial killing to terrorism. He thoroughly reviews forensic psychologists’ roles in law enforcement and the U.S. criminal justice system, and covers crucial issues such as repressed memories, novel syndromes, the workplace, children, families, and treatment.
Table of Contents
1. History and Current Issues in Forensic Psychology
2. Roles and Responsibilities of Forensic Psychologists
3. Aggression and Violent Crime
4. Non-Violent Crimes
5. Mass Murders and Serial Killers
6. The Psychology of Terrorism, Cults, and Extremism
7. Law Enforcement and Police Psychology
9. Eyewitness Testimony and Accuracy
10. Psychology of False Confessions and Repressed Memories
11. Capacity and Incapacity
12. Juries and the Courtroom
13. Repressed Memories and Novel Syndromes
14. Forensic Psychology and the Workplace
15. Forensic Psychology Applied to Children and Families
16. Treatment and Rehabilitation in Forensic Psychology
CODES AND AUTHORITIES
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$60.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-505919-7