Introducing a forensic psychology text written from the scientist-practitioner perspective, this text introduces the reader to the practice of forensic psychology. Forensic psychology, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is the application of clinical specialities to the legal arena. The emphasis of the book is to help students understand the practice of forensic psychology along with career opportunities in this rapidly evolving speciality. Included in it are several chapters on the area of legal psychology. Areas covered in forensic psychology include a chapter on the ethics of psychology and law, an extensive chapter on assessment in forensic practice, criminal responsibility and competency evaluations, child custody evaluations, police psychology, correctional psychology, and evaluations of psychological injury. Areas covered in the speciality of legal psychology include trial consultation, criminal investigative psychology (detection of deception, criminal profiling, psychological autopsies and use of hypnosis) and eyewitness memory and recovered memories. A final chapter identifies emerging trends in the area of forensic psychology.
Instructor's ancillary materials are also available, including Power Point[copyright] slides to accompany each chapter, a test bank with over 600 multiple choice, true/false questions, review questions for each chapter and sample syllabi complete with learning objectives for each chapter. The features include: every chapter offers an overview of a particular area of practice and then provides details on the specific practices within that area of forensic psychology; key concepts at beginning of each chapter to orient readers to the new material; case examples when appropriate, including examples from the author s clinical work; definitions of new terms in the page margins where the concept first appears; career information for each area of practice including necessary training and average starting salaries; brief summary at the end of each chapter; an extensive list of nearly 200 web sites to professional organizations with a brief description of each site; and, the text is softcover, helping to keep costs low; 12 chapters can be adequately covered during the academic semester.
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co ,U.S.
Number of pages: 433
Weight: 1066 g
Dimensions: 250 x 211 x 28 mm
Edition: Illustrated edition