Consultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice: Empirical and Practical Guidelines by Carol A. IrelandConsultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice: Empirical and Practical Guidelines by Carol A. Ireland

Consultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice: Empirical and Practical Guidelines

EditorCarol A. Ireland, Martin J. Fisher

Paperback | May 17, 2010

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The first publication to apply the modern theory and techniques in the consultancy process, presenting a clear, practical approach targeted specifically at forensic issues and contexts. 
  • The first publication to apply consultancy literature to a forensic setting
  • Provides a combination of the theoretical and practical underpinnings needed in consultancy work, offering a development of knowledge with practical application
  • Brings together papers from researchers, academics, practitioners and consultants within forensic psychology whilst drawing upon expertise in business consultancy and administration
  • Chapters combine psychological, ethical, managerial and evaluative aspects into themed summaries
  • Offers directions for further study and practice development
Carol A. Ireland is a Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. She works at the University of Central Lancashire as the Director of Studies for the MSc in Forensic Psychology, and leads on the postgraduate qualifications for the Child Exploitation Online Protection Agency (CEOP). In addition, Dr Ireland wo...
Title:Consultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice: Empirical and Practical GuidelinesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:May 17, 2010Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0470744782

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Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Preface.

Notes on Contributors.


Part I: Consultancy and Advising from a Theoretical Perspective.

1. The Role of a Consultant: Function, Skills, Competences and Presentation (Carol A. Ireland).

2. Key Stages and Factors in the Consultancy Process and Relationship: The Importance of Stakeholders, Organisational Boundaries, Culture and Their Management (Carol A. Ireland).

3. Theoretically Driven Training and Consultancy: From Design to Evaluation (David Vickers, Eliza Morgan and Alice Moore).

4. Ethical Considerations in the Consultancy and Advisory Process (Susan Cooper and Martin Fisher).

Part II: Consultancy and Advising from a Practical Perspective.

5. The Application of Cognitive Interview Techniques  as Part of an Investigation (Andy Griffiths and Becky Milne).

6. Acting as the Consultant Advisor in a Crisis Situation (Martin Fisher and Carol A. Ireland).

7. Legal Consulting: Providing Expertise in Written and Oral Testimony (Jane L. Ireland).

8. The Development of a Practical Behavioural Change Framework: A Case Study within a National Law Enforcement Agency (Simon Keslake and Ian Pendlington).

9. Examining the Link between Performance and Employee Engagement in a Forensic Setting: Case Enough to Perform Well? (Suzy Dale).

10. Inspecting Secure Institutions (Louise Falshaw).

11. Effective Training in Action: From Contracting to Evaluation (Eliza Morgan, David Vickers and Alice Moore).

12. Systemic Failure and Human Error (Adrian Needs).

13. Project Management: Towards More Effective Applied Psychology (Roisin Hall and Donald Darroch).



Editorial Reviews

‘This is an erudite text that takes the psychological client service model back a step or two and uses it to inform how consultant psychologists can work better with the organisations that fund their work. This is important since psychologists are generally trained in working with client's best interests in mind, but not in how to provide services with the organisation's interests in mind. This book provides guidance and practical advice on how to do the latter more effectively and comprehensively. ‘Organisations have responsibilities to deliver evidence-based services: psychologists have the skills to deliver the services, but need to be aware of and provide evaluation evidence that supports the over-arching values and needs of the organisations that hire them. Such evaluation evidence may indicate that changes are required; but then such changes would be defensible and evidence-based, and not merely a change for the sake of change. In sum, this is an excellent book for all consultant psychologists and I thoroughly recommend it as a core text for any practitioner's book shelf.’ —Douglas P. Boer, Associate Professor of Psychology, The University of Waikato, New Zealand ‘This innovative text has long been needed and makes a uniquely valuable contribution to forensic practice. It covers both theoretical and practical issues, and will be of great interest and value to all professionals working in the forensic arena.’ —David Farrington, Professor of Psychological Criminology, Cambridge University, UK