Psychology In Practice Crime

Author: Julie Harrower
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 1444164171
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Psychology in Practice is the definitive six-part series on the practical applications of psychology to areas of everyday life, covering crime, education, health, sport, organisations and the environment. Each book in the series examines one unit of the Applications of Psychology section of the OCR syllabus. Psychology in Practice: Crime covers the application of psychology to our understanding of criminal behaviour. Forensic psychology has significantly expanded over recent years and now makes a valuable contribution to the investigation of crime, the development of treatment programmes for offenders, crime prevention, and research which can provide the basis of expert testimony in the courtroom. Key learning aids include: - a set of key terms for each chapter - practical exercises - section summaries and overall main chapter points - recommended further reading and web sites - sample examination questions based on OCR specimen materials.

The Psychology Of Criminal Conduct

Author: Ronald Blackburn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
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Surveys the psychology of antisocial behavior. The latest developments in clinical psychology applied to forensic work and the problems of offenders are reviewed. Stresses clinical issues including individual problem-oriented, practical and role questions.

Investigative Interviewing

Author: Ray Bull
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146149642X
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This edited volume reviews the latest research on investigative interviewing in order to provide insights on the psychological processes of the person being interviewed as well as to offer guidelines for conducting credible and useful interviews. Critical and controversial areas are highlighted (eg. false confessions, child interviewing) in order to bring clarity to how these interrogations are to be conducted. Chapters focus on these areas to provide comprehensive views of theoretical, evidence-based background, as well as practical considerations of interrogation settings and procedures. The contributors are internationally respected scholars in the field of psychology and law with particular expertise in the interviews that are critical to legal proceedings. And attention is given to the criminal justice system in international perspective.

Applying Psychology To Forensic Practice

Author: Adrian Needs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470693185
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This book illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system. Illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system. Gives examples of how forensic psychology can benefit not only from clinical and criminological approaches, but also from the insights of occupational, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Many of the chapters introduce readers to areas which have not received extensive coverage elsewhere. Includes new directions in forensic practice. Chapters draw out the implications for professionals working in the field. Contributors include both academics and practitioners. Reflects both the scope and the potential of forensic psychology.

The Psychology Of Criminal Investigation

Author: Andy Griffiths
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317267354
Size: 79.57 MB
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The contribution of psychological research to the prevention of miscarriages of justice and the development of effective investigative techniques is now established to a point where law enforcement agencies in numerous countries either employ psychologists as part of their staff, or work in cooperation with academic institutions. The application of psychology to investigation is particularly effective when academics and practitioners work together. This book brings together leading experts to discuss the application of psychology to criminal investigation. This book offers an overview of models of investigation from a psychological and practical view point, covering topics such as investigative decision making, the presentation of evidence, witness testimony, the detection of deception, interviewing suspects and evidence-based police training. It is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners engaged with police practice, investigation and forensic psychology.

Offender Profiling

Author: Janet L. Jackson
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471975656
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Most incidents of violent crime occur between people who know each other, but in other cases (fortunately much less frequent) there are no obvious ties between the victim and the criminal, and these cases cause a great deal of social fear and uncertainty. They also result in large-scale, costly investigations and, increasingly, police are collaborating with other professionals in a process of offender profiling which might help their investigation. This book is a substantial, unique and critical account of the scope and practice of offender profiling, and its limitations. Professionals worldwide, from psychiatry, psychology, criminology and policing, have contributed accounts of their experience and knowledge across a range of approaches to offender profiling. Some use a clinical approach, based on the application of established theories of personality and psychopathy. Others argue for the effectiveness of the objective analysis of offence records to predict future offending. Some of the police contributions provide a frank description of their methods, others address the difficult issues relating to the use of offender profiling. This is a controversial subject, full of potent myth, and the object of this book is to provide a cool overview of the related scientific knowledge, now spread over many journals and reports, as well as accounts of the process and difficulties of offender profiling. It will be useful and interesting to most scientists and professionals in the field of criminal justice. This book is in the Wiley Series in the Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law.

Forensic Psychology In Practice

Author: Joanna Clarke
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137297212
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What do you need to consider when preparing a report on a juvenile offender? Why would interviewing a sex offender prove particularly challenging? How do practitioners survive the pressures of working with offenders? Forensic Psychology in Practice: A Practitioner's Handbook provides a practical guide toovercoming these challenges. If you are training, you will find clear guidance to help you deal with challenging clients, and more experienced practitioners will welcome the opportunity to refresh their knowledge. If you are a student, the book will be an indispensable resource that will help you expand your understanding of forensic psychology. Throughout the book, experienced and respected practitioners translate the theories of forensic psychology into real-life practice, and the text has been designed to take you from the classroom and into your first years as a practitioner. Forensic Psychology in Practice * explains the skills practitioners employ and their application to specific client groups, from victims to offenders * features a wealth of case studies, putting theory into practice * provides coping strategies and advice for working in potentially daunting environments * covers contemporary topics including gangs and internet sex offenders Forensic Psychology in Practice is the ideal companion for anyone who wishes to learn more about the obstacles forensic settings and clients pose, and how best to overcome them.

Children S Testimony

Author: Michael E. Lamb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996155
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The second edition of Children’s Testimony is a fully up-to-date resource for practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts and concerned with children's ability to provide reliable testimony about abuse. Written for both practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts, including investigative interviewers, police officers, lawyers, judges, expert witnesses, and social workers Explores a range of issues involved with children's testimony and their ability to provide reliable testimony about experienced or witnessed events, including abuse Avoids jargon and highly technical language Includes a comprehensive range of contributions from an international group of practitioners and researchers to ensure topicality and relevance

Forensic Psychology

Author: G.H. Gudjonsson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317725352
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Forensic Psychology explains the history and application of the discipline. It details the various kinds of psychologist involved in the field, the sort of evidence each might produce, and how it can be applied. The authors cover topics such as: * offender profiling * psychometric testing * expert testimony * psychological autopsy * polygraph testing * professional and ethical problems * training needs A handy reference tool and a practical guide, Forensic Psychology is essential reading for forensic psychologists, clinical psychologists, lawyers and professionals who need to understand the nature and application of psychological evidence in judicial proceedings.