Forensic Psychology

ISBN-10: 0495506494
ISBN-13: 9780495506492
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Description: Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces you to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers,  More...

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Book details

List price: $263.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces you to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Wrightsman and Fulero present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles. Through this lens, the authors explore the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's values for data. The authors provide an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology.

Solomon Fulero is both a practicing attorney and a psychologist. He is currently Professor and former Chair of Psychology at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio and Clinical Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Wright State University in Dayton. He maintains private practices in both psychology and law, and is a frequent expert witness on matters pertaining to legal psychology, in both social/experimental (eyewitness testimony, interrogations and confessions, pretrial publicity, etc.) and clinical (competency, sanity, sexual predator status, competency to waive Miranda rights, etc.) areas. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles in both psychology journals and law reviews. Dr. Fulero is the 2003-2004 President of the American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Fulero received his Ph.D. in social psychology and his law degree from the University of Oregon in August 1979 and December 1979 respectively, and a respecialization certificate in clinical psychology from Wright State University in June 1988.

Forensic Psychology: Promises and Problems
Forensic Psychologists: Roles and Responsibilities
Psychology and Law Enforcement: Selection, Training, and Evaluation
Techniques of Criminal Investigation: Profiling, Psychological Autopsies, Hypnosis, and Lie Detection
Insanity and Competency
From Dangerousness to Risk Assessment: Violence, Sexual Offending, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Suicide
"Syndrome" Evidence: Battered Woman Syndrome and Rape Trauma Syndrome
Child Sexual Abuse
Child Custody and Related Decisions
Improving Eyewitness Identification Procedures
Interrogations and Confessions
Trial Consultation: Jury Selection, Case Preparation, and Pretrial Publicity
Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Death Penalty Trials and Appeals
Influencing Public Policy
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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