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Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Research and Application

Sixth Edition
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January 2021 | 712 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Sixth Edition demonstrates how to analyze psychological knowledge and research findings and apply these findings to the civil and criminal justice systems. Focusing on research-based forensic practice and practical application, the authors use real-life examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology. Students are introduced to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. Research related to bias, diversity, and discrimination is included throughout the text to give students a multicultural perspective that is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology.

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PART I • INTRODUCTION
 
Chapter 1 • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
 
PART II • POLICE AND INVESTIGATIVE PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 2 • Police and Public Safety Psychology
 
Chapter 3 • Psychology of Investigations
 
PART III • LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 4 • Consulting and Testifying
 
Chapter 5 • Consulting With Criminal Courts
 
Chapter 6 • Family Law and Other Forms of Civil Litigation
 
PART IV • CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 7 • The Development of Delinquent and Criminal Behavior
 
Chapter 8 • Psychology of Violence and Intimidation
 
Chapter 9 • Psychology of Sexual Violence
 
PART V • VICTIMOLOGY ANDVICTIM SERVICES
 
Chapter 10 • Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime
 
Chapter 11 • Family Violence and Child Victimization
 
PART VI • CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
Chapter 12 • Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
 
Chapter 13 • Juvenile Justice and Corrections

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Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Increased coverage of racial, ethnic, sexual, and religious discrimination, as well as bias against persons with disabilities emphasizes the multicultural perspective that is an integral part of the day-to-day work of all practicing and research psychologists.
  • Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers additional insights into how this population has been impacted by deportation and family separation.
  • New material on the forensic interviewing of children exposes the latest findings on this group such as eyewitness identification and adolescent brain development.
  • Current recommendations for conducting police lineups and interviewing witnesses and suspects enable students to conduct risk assessment and be aware of the evaluation research on the various methods and measures they employ.  
  • Updated with the newest Comprehensive Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG), this edition illustrates the most current prevention methods for school shootings and other school violence.
  • Updated statistics, research, and case law help students see the real-world applications to current events.
  • Updated Focus boxes dig deeper into current issues relating to mental health courts, community-oriented policing, shooter bias, juvenile risk-taking, hate crimes, and the death penalty.
  • A comparison of procedures in civilian and military courts illustrate the differences between the two courts.
  • More emphasis on forensic geropsychology and family forensic psychology gives students a better understanding of these rapidly emerging fields.
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.

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