Introduction to Forensic & Criminal Psychology, 4th edition
By Dennis Howitt
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
604 pages, Illustrated
$77.50 Paper Original
With broad, in-depth coverage of this fascinating subject, Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychologyremains the most authoritative, readable and popular text in the field. Theory is prominent throughout and a range of in-text features – substantially enhanced in this new edition – make this an engaging and valuable resource.
The fourth edition is revised to include new chapters on therapy in prison and the psychology of lie detection, and has greatly extended coverage of courtroom processes. It has been brought fully up-to-date with significant new research.
An interactive website supports this book at www.pearsoned.co.uk/howitt. This features a range of useful resources including multiple choice questions, example essay questions, links to further reading, a guide to becoming a forensic psychologist as well as interviews with researchers about their work in the field.
Clear and comprehensive, this is an essential textbook for undergraduates studying psychology, applied psychology and criminology. It is also extremely useful in many other subjects for which students need an understanding of how psychology relates to criminal justice and the law.
Provisional table of contents - reviewing to be carried out from January 2011 onwards and contents to be reviewed again after this:
1 What is forensic and criminal psychology?
2 The social context of crime
3 Crime and the public
4 Victims of crime
5 Theories of crime
6 Juvenile offenders and beyond
7 Theft and other crimes against property
8 Violent offenders
9 Sexual offenders 1: rapists
10 Sexual offenders 2: paedophiles and child molestation
11 Police psychology
12 Terrorism and hostage-taking incidents
13 Eyewitness testimony
14 Profile analysis 1: FBI-style offender profiling
15 Profile Analysis 2: Investigative psychology and statistical profiling
16 False allegations
17 False confessions
18 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 1: the psychology of lie detection
19 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 2: The polygraph test and statement validity analysis
20 Children as witnesses
21 Mental disorders and crime
22 Mental, personality and intellectual problems in court
23 Judges and lawyers
24 Juries and decision making
25 Effective prison
26 Psychological treatments for prisoners and other offenders
27 Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism
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