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Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Research and Application

Fifth Edition
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January 2018 | 600 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Fifth Edition is a core text in undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic psychology, aimed at psychology, criminology/criminal justice and social work majors. However, the book is also addressed to general readers and mental health professionals seeking a basic overview of the field.  Curt Bartol and Anne Bartol have organized this text around five major subareas of the field: (1) police psychology, (2) psychology and law or legal psychology, (3) the psychology of crime and delinquency, (4) victimology and victim services, and (5) correctional psychology (including institutional and community corrections for both adults and juveniles). This text concentrates on the application side of the field, focusing on research-based forensic practice. One of the major goals of the text is to expose readers to the many careers related to forensic psychology by including personal narratives written by professionals working in the field.  Throughout the text, there is an emphasis on the professional application of psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles to both the civil and criminal justice systems. 
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  
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  
Assessment of Criminal Responsibility  
Other Defenses Pertaining to Criminal Conduct  
Sentencing Evaluations  
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators  
Chapter 6: Family Law and Other Forms of Civil Litigation
Family of 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 and Other Wrongs
Multiculturalism and Victimization  
Legal Rights of Victims  
Crime Victimization Data  
Psychological Effects of Criminal Victimization  
Homicide Victimization  
Sexual Assault Victimization  
Child Sexual Abuse  
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  


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ISBN: 9781506387246