Forensic Criminology by Wayne PetherickForensic Criminology by Wayne Petherick

Forensic Criminology

byWayne Petherick, Brent E. Turvey, Claire E. Ferguson...

Other | July 30, 2009

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Forensic Criminology gives students of criminology and criminal justice an introduction to the forensic realm and the applied forensic issues they will face when working cases within the justice system. It effectively bridges the theoretical world of social criminology with the applied world of the criminal justice system.

While most of the competing textbooks on criminology adequately address the application and the social theory to the criminal justice system, the vast majority do not include casework or real-world issues that criminologists face. This book focuses on navigating casework in forensic contexts by case-working criminologists, rather than broad social theory. It also allows criminology/criminal justice instructors outside of the forensic sciences the ability to develop and instruct a core course that might otherwise be considered beyond their expertise, or in conflict with forensic courses taught in chemistry, biology, or medical programs at their institutions because of its focus on criminology and criminal justice careers.

With its practical approach, this textbook is well-suited for forensic criminology subjects being taught and developed in law, criminology, and criminal justice programs around the world.

  • Approaches the study of criminology from an applied standpoint, moving away from the purely theoretical
  • Contains relevant and contemporary case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic criminology
  • Provides an integrated philosophy with respect to criminology, forensic casework, criminal investigations, and the law
  • Useful for students and professionals in the area of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigation, forensic science, and the law
Claire Ferguson holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Masters of Criminology from Bond University in Australia. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Criminology Department at Bond University where she is studying staged crime scenes. Claire worked for St. ...
Title:Forensic CriminologyFormat:OtherDimensions:624 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123785731

ISBN - 13:9780123785732

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Daniel Kennedy, PhD Preface by Brent E. Turvey, MS and Wayne Petherick, PhD Part I - Forensic Criminology, the Forensic Criminologist, and the Law Chapter 1: An Introduction to Forensic Criminology - Brent E. Turvey and Wayne A. Petherick Chapter 2: Anatomy of the Courtroom: A Legal Perspective - Ben Ihle Chapter 3: Cognitive Ethos of the Forensic Examiner - Brent E. Turvey and Wayne A. Petherick Part II - Forensic Examinations Chapter 4: Forensic Criminological Assessments - Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 5: Criminal Profiling - Wayne A. Petherick and Claire E. Ferguson Chapter 6: Forensic Victimology - Claire E. Ferguson, Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 7: Premises Liability - Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 8: Forensic Criminology in Correctional Settings - Brent E. Turvey and Angela N. Torres Chapter 9: Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Suggested Reforms - Craig M. Cooley Part III - Working with Investigators and Forensic Specialists Chapter 10: Law Enforcement Investigations: Essential Considerations - Stan Crowder Chapter 11: The Criminal Investigator - Terry Goldsworthy Chapter 12: Criminal Defense Investigations - Ronald J. Miller Chapter 13: Forensic Scientists - Brent E. Turvey Chapter 14: Understanding the Role of Forensic DNA: A Primer for Criminologists - Carole McCartney Chapter 15: Forensic Mental Health Experts - Michael McGrath and Angela N. Torres Part IV - Forensic Criminology in Practice Chapter 16: Writing Forensic Reports - Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 17: The Nature and Role of Expert Forensic Testimony - David Field Chapter 18: Ethics for the Forensic Criminologist - Wayne A. Petherick and Claire E. Ferguson