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Forensic Psychology Research, Clinical Practice, and Applications

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ISBN-10: 1405151382

ISBN-13: 9781405151382

Edition: 2008

Authors: Matthew T. Huss

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List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046

Preface
Acknowledgments
Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology
What is Forensic Psychology? An Introduction
What is Forensic Psychology?
Major Areas of Forensic Psychology
The Relationship of the Law and Psychology
Education and Training in Forensic Psychology
Assessment, Treatment, and Consultation in Forensic Psychology
Forensic Assessment
Treatment in Forensic Contexts
Forensic Consultation
Expert Testimony and the Role of an Expert
History of the Expert Witness
Admissibility of Expert Testimony
Challenges to Expert Testimony
Factors that Influence Expert Witness Credibility
Criticisms of Expert Testimony
Ethics of the Expert
Syndrome Evidence: Controversial Area of Expert Testimony
Violence and Forensic Psychology
Psychopathy
The Nature of the Psychopath
The Relationship of Criminal Behavior and Violence to Psychopathy
What Else Do We Know about Psychopathy?
Special Groups and Psychopathy
Legal and Ethical Issues Involving Psychopathy
Violence Risk Assessment
Nature of Violence and Violence Risk Assessment
Legal Realities of Violence Risk Assessments
The Evolution of Risk Assessment
Clinical, Actuarial, and Structured Risk Assessments
Risk and Protective Factors
Accuracy of Risk Assessment
Communicating Risk
Sexual Offenders
What is a Sexual Offender?
Assessment of Sexual Offenders
Treatment and Management of Sexual Offenders
Special Groups of Sexual Offenders
Sexual Offender Legislation
Mental Health Law and Forensic Psychology
Insanity and Criminal Responsibility
Rationale for Insanity Defense
Insanity Standards
Studies Assessing the Insanity Standards in Mock Jurors
Insanity Myths
Evaluations of Insanity
Forensic Assessment Instruments
Other Issues of Criminal Responsibility
Criminal and Civil Competence
Raising the Issue of Competency in Criminal Proceedings
Competency to Stand Trial (CST)
Other Variables Related to Competence
Restoration of Competency
Other Criminal Competencies
Civil Competencies
Civil Commitment
What is Civil Commitment?
Criteria for Civil Commitment
Process of Civil Commitment
Coercion of Civil Commitments
Right to Make Treatment Decision and Refuse Treatment
Practice of Civil Commitment
Children and Family in Forensic Psychology
Domestic Violence and Stalking
Defining and Identifying the Prevalence of Domestic Violence
Assessment of Domestic Violence Among Intimate Partners
Risk Factors and Risk Assessment in Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Treatment
Gender Differences in the Perpetration of Domestic Violence
Stalking
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
History of the Juvenile Court
Processing in the Juvenile Courts
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Offenses
Juvenile Violence
Role of the Forensic Psychologist in Juvenile Courts
Special Issues in Regard to Juveniles: School Violence
Child Custody
Legal History and Assumptions About Child Custody
Child Custody Laws and Professional Guidelines
Forensic Practice in Child Custody Evalu