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Introduction to Forensic Psychology Research and Application

ISBN-10: 141295830X

ISBN-13: 9781412958301

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Anne M. Bartol, Curt R. Bartol

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While students most often associate forensic psychology with criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murder, the Second Edition of Introduction to Forensic Psychology covers the many others areas where psychology has played a significant role in providing research knowledge to the civil and criminal justice systems. Practical applications and case law are discussed along with a summary of contemporary research and practice across a broad spectrum of topics. New to the Second Edition: - More contemporary developmental and biological material in criminal behaviour sections - Includes more on the relationship between mental disorders and crime and violence. - More examples throughout the text, with a case at the beginning of each chapter - Now covers topics such as: the death penalty, restorative justice, civil forensic issues, arson and typologies of juvenile firesetters, and eyewitness identification and discrimination - New learning objectives at beginning of each chapter, review questions at the ends of each chapter, a list of key concepts defined, chapter summaries, boxes - More visually appealing with 2-colour page design: improved design of figures and tables.AncillariesInstructors' Resources on CD-Rom (qualified instructors, please contact info@sagepub.com for your copy) will contain chapter summaries/ outlines, testbanks, suggested discussion topics and more.Student study site at www.sagepub.com/bartolstudy will feature more journal articles and web resources that supplement both the core text and the reader.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in criminal justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services In addition to editing Current Perspectives , she has co-authored Introduction to Forensic Psychology , Juvenile Delinquency , Psychology and Law , and Criminal Behavior . She has served as book review editor and managing editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior and has published articles on women and criminal justice, rural courts, and the history of forensic psychology.

Curt R. Bartol was a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Biopsychology, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology and Law. He earned his PhD in personality/social psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College's graduate program in forensic psychology and served as its director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for over 25 years. In addition to Criminal and Behavioral Profiling , he has written Introduction to Forensic Psychology (now in its 3rd ed.), Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice (now in 3rd ed.), Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (now in its 9th ed.), Juvenile Delinquency and Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective (3rd ed.), Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd ed.) and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd ed.). He is the long-standing editor of SAGE's Criminal Justice and Behavior: An International Journal .

Introduction
Forensic Psychology: Introduction and Overview
ForensicPsychology: An Overview
Careers In Psychology
Forensic Psychology as a New Specialty
Defining Forensic Psychology
Summary and Conclusions
Police And Investigative Psychology
Police Psychology: History and Practice
Trends in Police Psychology
The First Trend: Mental and Aptitude Testing
The Second Trend: Personality Assessment
The Third Trend: Stress Management
The Fourth Trend: Fairness in Testing
Special Circumstances in Policing
Polic Interrogation and False Confessions
Summary and Conclusions
Investigative Psychology
Profiling
Criminal Profiling
The Psychological Autopsy
Geographical Profiling and Mental Mapping
Why Is Profiling So Inaccurate?
The Polygraph
Forensic Hypnosis
Identifying the Offender: Other Procedures
Pretrial Identification Methods
Summary and Conclusions
Psychology And The Courts
Consulting and Testifying
Court Structure and Jurisdiction
The Judicial Process
Trial Consultation
Expert Testimony
Surviving the Witness Stand
The Assessment of Risk
Summary and Conclusions
Consulting With Criminal Courts
Preventive Detention
Criminal Competencies
Insanity
Sentencing Evaluations
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators
Summary and Conclusions
Consulting With Civil Courts
Juvenile Courts
Juvenile Assessment: An Overview
Family and Probate Courts
Decisional Competency
Involuntary Civil Commitment
Other Civil Disputes
Sexual Harrassment
Employment Compensation and Personal Injury Claims
Summary and Conclusions
Criminal Psychology
The Development of Habitual Criminal Behavior
The Juvenile Offender
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending
The Developmental Perspective
Coercion Developmental Model
Developmental Factors in the Formation of Crime and Delinquency
School Violence
Juvenile Firesetting
The Criminal Psychopath
Summary and Conclusions
Psychology of Violence and Intimidation
UCR Data on Violent Crime
Gender, Race, and Ethnic Differences in Criminal Violence
Criminal Homicide
Mulitiple Murder
Workplace Violence
Hate or Bias Crimes
Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation
Summary and Conclusions
Psychology of Sexual Assault
Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape
Date Rape
Demographics of Men Who Rape
Typologies of Men Who Rape
Pedophilia
Juvenile Sex Offenders
Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders
Assessment of Sex Offenders
Summary and Conclusions
Victimology And Victim Services
Forensic Psychology and the Victims of Crime
Multiculturalism and Victimization
Legal Rights of Victims
Crime Victimization Data
Psychological Effects of Crime Victimization
Hate or Bias Crime Victimization
Sexual Assault Victimization
Property Crime Victimization
Summary and Conclusions
Family Violence, Abuse, and Victimization
Intimate Partner Violence
Child Abuse
Repressed and Recovered Memories
Child Abduction
Elder Abuse and Neglect
Summary and Conclusions
Correctional Psychology
Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
Institutional Corrections
Overview of Correctional Facilities
Legal Rights of Inmates
Correctional Psychologists
Psychological Assessment on Corrections
Treatment and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities
Treatment of Special Populations
Obstacles to the Treatment of Inmates and Staff
Community-Based Corrections
Summary and Conclusions
Juvenile Corrections
Historical Overview
Approaches to Rehabilitation
Summary and Conclusions
Key Concepts and Review Questions
Cases Cited
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors