Forensic Psychology: First Edition

Paperback | March 1, 2005

byLawrence S. Wrightsman, Stephen Porter

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The First Canadian Edition of Forensic Psychology introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing them how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and forensic consultants. Authors Lawrence Wrightsman and Stephen Porter present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles, focusing on the unique Canadian context. Through this lens, the text explores the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's values for data.Streamlined to meet the needs of the Canadian marketplace, Wrightsman and Porter provide students with an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology.

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The First Canadian Edition of Forensic Psychology introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing them how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and forensic consultants. Authors Lawrence Wrightsman and Stephen Porter present the roles and responsibilities of forens...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.5 × 7.62 × 0.81 inPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176414428

ISBN - 13:9780176414429

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Table of Contents

1. The Challenge of Forensic Psychology2. Roles and Responsibilities of Forensic Psychologists3. The Police: Selection, Training, and Evaluation4. Criminal Profiling5. Techniques of Criminal Investigation: Lie Detection and Hypnosis6. Improving Eyewitness Identification Procedures7. Police Interrogations and Confessions8. Jury Selection9. Criminal Responsibility and Competency10. The Battered Woman Syndrome and Domestic Violence11. Rape Trauma Syndrome12. The Sexual Abuse of Children13. Child Custody Decisions14. Discrimination15. Sexual Harassment16. The Future of Canadian Forensic Psychology