Introduction to Forensic Psychology Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0306479087
ISBN-13: 9780306479083
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 11/30/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 430
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the law. Forensic psychology, which has been practiced for less than half a century, has grown so rapidly that there is now a need for an integrated text that reflects the state of the field. Incorporating the contributions of social and clinical psychology, this new text presents the material with an objective view towards the complete scope of the subject matter. In its clear coverage of the fundamentals of this field, it is an invaluable introduction for students, as well as a reference for practitioners.

What is Forensic Psychology?
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Models of Legal Systems
Admissibility of Expert Testimony
Understanding the Criminal Mind
Criminal Responsibility
Competency to Stand Trial
Self-Defense and Syndrome Testimony
Clinical Assessment in Forensic Settings
Psychological Interventions in Forensic Settings
Can Psychologists Measure Pain and Suffering?
Civil Law and Personal Injury
Involuntary Commitment and Other Civil Liberties
Family Law and Fitness to Parent
Marriage and Divorce
Access to, and Protection of, Children
Protection of Abused Children, the Mentally and Physically Challenged, and the Elderly
Reproductive Rights and the Law
Juvenile Justice
Delinquency
School Violence
Legal Rights of Children
Legal Consultation Based on Social Psychology
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Eyewitness Identification
Jury Selection and Trial Consultation
Practical Tips for Forensic Psychology Experts
Forensic Experts and Attorneys: Communication Process
Risk Management in Forensic Psychology Practice
Case Citations
Selected Readings
Index

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