Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | July 10, 2010

byDavid Canter

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Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending , the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as ForensicPsychology. Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses all the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process as a whole. It includes explanations of criminal behaviour and criminality, including the role of mental disorder in crime, and discusses how forensic psychologycontributes to helping investigate the crime and catching the perpetrators. It also explains how psychologists provide guidance to all those involved in civil and criminal court proceedings, including both the police and the accused, and what expert testimony can be provided by a psychologist about the offender at the trial. Finally, David Canter examines how forensicpsychology is used, particularly in prisons, to help in the management, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders, once they have been convicted.

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Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending , the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as ForensicPsychology. Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introdu...

David Canter is Professor of Psychology at The University of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of its Forensic Division and a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. He has published 20 books and over 150 papers in learned professional journals, and lectured around the world on various aspects of sci...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:July 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199550204

ISBN - 13:9780199550203

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Table of Contents

1. The Excitement and Challenge of Forensic Psychology2. How to Make a Criminal3. Investigative Psychology4. Courtroom Psychology5. Prison Psychology6. The Way AheadFurther reading and index