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Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Research and Application

Fifth Edition
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January 2018 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“The text provides a great, general overview of different areas of criminal and civil forensic psychology.”
—Apryl Alexander, PsyD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fifth Edition demonstrates how to analyze psychological knowledge and research findings and then apply these findings to the civil and criminal justice systems. Focusing on research-based forensic practice and practical application, this text uses real-life examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology. This text introduces students to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. Students will develop a multicultural perspective with an ethnic and racial sensitivity, which is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology. 

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Updated statistics, research, and case law, such as recent Aid in Dying legislation, as well as analysis of recent events, help students see the real-world applications to current events. 
  • Updated Focus boxes empower students to dig deeper into current issues, such as mental health courts, community-oriented policing, child abduction, hate crimes, the death penalty, and more. All Focus boxes also contain discussion questions for students to debate in a classroom setting.
  • All new From My Perspective boxes provide students with information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing their goals.
  • Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers students additional insights into immigration proceedings and ways to consult with the courts. 
  • Additional coverage of human trafficking and online sexual predators enables students to better understand the psychological effects on victims and the services available to help. 
  • Current research on violent video games, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking provides real examples of the effects of violent media.
  • New research on juveniles allows students to see the important contributions of neuropsychologists, particularly in terms of brain development in adolescents and promising community-based treatment approaches for juveniles. 

SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/bartol5e


 
Part 1. Introduction
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to Forensic Psychology
The Forensic Sciences

 
Forensic Psychology: An Overview

 
Brief History of Forensic Psychology

 
Forensic Psychology Today

 
Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Forensic Social Work

 
Ethical Issues

 
Careers in Psychology

 
Forensic Psychology as a Specialty

 
Research and Practice Careers in Forensic Psychology

 
 
Part 2: Police and Investigative Psychology
 
Chapter 2: Police and Public Safety Psychology
Police Psychology: A Developing Profession

 
Forensic Assessment in Police and Public Safety Psychology

 
Psychological Intervention Responsibilities

 
Operational Responsibilities

 
Consulting and Research Activities

 
 
Chapter 3: Psychology of Investigations
Investigative Psychology

 
Profiling

 
Problems With Profiling

 
Police Interviewing and Interrogation

 
Detection of Deception

 
Forensic Hypnosis

 
Eyewitness Evidence

 
Pretrial Identification Methods

 
 
Part 3: Legal Psychology
 
Chapter 4: Consulting and Testifying
Court Structure and Jurisdiction

 
The Judicial Process

 
The Assessment of Risk

 
Trial and Litigation Consultation

 
Expert Testimony

 
Surviving the Witness Stand

 
 
Chapter 5: Consulting With Criminal Courts
Competency to Stand Trial

 
Insanity

 
Assessment of Criminal Responsibility

 
Other Psychological Defenses Pertaining to Criminal Conduct

 
Sentencing Evaluations

 
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators

 
 
Chapter 6: Family Law and Other Forms of Civil Litigation
Family or Domestic Courts

 
Child Custody Evaluations

 
Forensic Psychology and Civil Litigation

 
Civil Capacities

 
Involuntary Civil Commitment

 
Sexual and Gender Harassment

 
 
Part 4: Criminal Psychology
 
Chapter 7: The Development of Delinquent and Criminal Behavior
The Juvenile Offender

 
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending

 
The Developmental Perspective

 
Adolescent Brain Development

 
Developmental Factors in the Formation of Persistent Criminal Behavior

 
Additional Social Developmental Influences

 
Juvenile Firesetting: An Illustration of the Developmental Perspective

 
The Criminal Psychopath

 
Juvenile Psychopathy

 
The Female Psychopath

 
Racial/Ethnic Differences

 
Treatment and Rehabilitation of Psychopaths

 
 
Chapter 8: Psychology of Violence and Intimidation
UCR Data on Violent Crime

 
Gender, Race, and Ethnic Differences in Criminal Violence

 
Theoretical Perspectives on Violence

 
The Effects of Violent Media

 
Threat Assessment

 
Workplace Violence

 
Criminal Homicide

 
Hate or Bias Crimes

 
Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation

 
 
Chapter 9: Psychology of Sexual Assault
Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape

 
Date or Acquaintance Rape

 
Demographics of Men Who Rape

 
Typologies of Men Who Rape

 
Child Sex Offenders

 
Female Sex Offender Typologies

 
Online Child Sexual Predators

 
Juvenile Sex Offenders

 
Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders

 
Assessment of Sex Offenders

 
 
Part 5: Victimology and Victim Services
 
Chapter 10: Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime
Multiculturalism and Victimization

 
Legal Rights of Victims

 
Crime Victimization Data

 
Psychological Effects of Criminal Victimization

 
Homicide Victimization

 
Sexual Assault Victimization

 
Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS)

 
Internet Victimization

 
Human Trafficking

 
 
Chapter 11: Family Violence and Child Victimization
Intimate Partner and Family Violence

 
Child Abuse

 
Repressed and Recovered Memories

 
Roles of the Forensic Psychologist in Child Abuse Cases

 
Child Abduction

 
Elder Abuse and Neglect

 
 
Part 6: Correctional Psychology
 
Chapter 12: Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
Institutional Corrections

 
Overview of Correctional Facilities

 
Legal Rights of Inmates

 
Roles of the Correctional Psychologist

 
Psychological Assessment in Corrections

 
Treatment and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities

 
Treatment of Special Populations

 
Obstacles to the Treatment of Inmates

 
Community-Based Corrections

 
 
Chapter 13: Juvenile Justice and Corrections
Juvenile Courts

 
A Brief History of the Juvenile Court

 
Juvenile Assessment: An Overview

 
Juvenile Amenability to Rehabilitation

 
Out-of-Home Placements

 
Psychological Treatment in Juvenile Facilities

 
Approaches to Rehabilitation

 
 
Glossary
 
Cases Cited
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

SAGE edge for Instructors supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students
 

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

· Microsoft® Word Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.

· Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring your courses

· Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.

· Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.

· Lecture notes summarize key concepts by chapter to help you prepare for lectures and class discussions.

· “From My Perspective” Essays feature profiles of professionals who work in forensic psychology.

Student Study Site

SAGE edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.

· Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts.

· Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material.

· A customized online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, which allows students to individualize their learning experience.

· Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter is included.

“The text provides a great, general overview of different areas of criminal and civil forensic psychology.”

Apryl Alexander, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Denver

“Among the existing textbooks, Bartol & Bartol’s book is not only a comprehensive textbook on knowledge and research in forensic psychology and psychology and law, it has a strong orientation to contemporary practice of the field.  The book covers the full scope of forensic psychology with chapters organized under the five sub disciplines:  legal psychology, police and public safety psychology, criminal psychology, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology.  The book also covers some of the emerging areas in forensic psychology such as family forensic psychology, public safety psychology, investigative psychology, and forensic neuropsychology.”

Albert Toh
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

 “…an excellent overall introduction to the field of forensic psychology…provides a very comprehensive overview to the specialty areas of forensic psychology which is very important for students who may not know what forensic psychology is or how broad the field is."

Kendell L. Coker, Ph.D., J.D.
University of New Haven

“Comprehensive, follows my model of forensic psychology and cost-efficient.”

Michael P. Hoff, Ph.D.
Dalton State College
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Updated statistics, research, and case law, such as recent Aid in Dying legislation, as well as analysis of recent events, help students see the real-world applications to current events. 
  • Updated Focus boxes empower students to dig deeper into current issues, such as mental health courts, community-oriented policing, child abduction, hate crimes, the death penalty, and more. All Focus boxes also contain discussion questions for students to debate in a classroom setting.
  • All new From My Perspective boxes provide students with information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing their goals.
  • Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers students additional insights into immigration proceedings and ways to consult with the courts. 
  • Additional coverage of human trafficking and online sexual predators enables students to better understand the psychological effects on victims and the services available to help. 
  • Current research on violent video games, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking provides real examples of the effects of violent media.  
  • New research on juveniles allows students to see the important contributions of neuropsychologists, particularly in terms of brain development in adolescents and promising community-based treatment approaches for juveniles.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Broad coverage makes the text ideal for both Criminal Justice and Psychology majors at both the undergraduate and graduate level as it exposes readers to the many careers related to forensic psychology. 
  • The book concentrates on the application side of the field, focusing on research-based forensic practice to emphasize the use of psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles in both the civil and criminal justice systems. 
  • An emphasis on the multicultural perspective helps students see how multiple cultures play a part in the day-to-day work of all practicing and research psychologists. 
  • "Practitioner Perspectives" feature individuals currently working in the field and provide information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing goals. 
  • In-text learning aids include chapter-opening learning objectives, chapter-ending review questions, chapter summaries, focus boxes with discussion questions, and a glossary of key terms. 
  • SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

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