Forensic Psychology: Second Canadian Edition by Stephen PorterForensic Psychology: Second Canadian Edition by Stephen Porter

Forensic Psychology: Second Canadian Edition

byStephen Porter, Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Paperback | January 8, 2013

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Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Forensic Psychology, Second Canadian Edition, introduces students and the public at large to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. It presents the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, addresses both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles, and explores the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists. The authors provide students with an accurate and candid picture of the field in Canada and internationally today. Along with an increased amount of Canadian criminal case material and new Canadian Researcher Profile boxes, the second Canadian edition has been extensively revised to expand on recent changes in the Canadian judicial system, and to include a much broader coverage of eyewitness testimony, investigative/police psychology, and the psychology, risk assessment, and treatment of sexual offenders and psychopaths.
Dr. Stephen Porter received his Ph.D. in forensic psychology at UBC and currently is a researcher and consultant in the area of psychology and law. After working as a prison psychologist, Dr. Porter spent a decade as a psychology professor at Dalhousie University where he initiated the first undergraduate forensic psychology specializa...
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Title:Forensic Psychology: Second Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.69 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176509364

ISBN - 13:9780176509361

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the AuthorsChapter 1: An Analysis of the Field of Forensic PsychologyChapter 2: Roles and Responsibilities of Forensic PsychologistsChapter 3: The Police: Selection, Training, and Evaluation Chapter 4: Criminal Profiling Chapter 5: Deception Detection in the Legal System Chapter 6: Remembering CrimeChapter 7: Police Interrogations and Confessions Chapter 8: The Psychology of the JuryChapter 9: Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial Chapter 10: Intimate Partner Violence, Homicide and Stalking Chapter 11: Sex OffendersChapter 12: The Psychology of Child and Adult Sexual Assault VictimsChapter 13: Psychopathy: History, Assessment, Etiology, and Its Association with ViolenceChapter 14: The Role of Psychology in Sentencing, Parole, and Dangerous Offender Hearings in CanadaChapter 15: The Promising Future of Forensic Psychology in CanadaGlossaryReferences Name Index Subject Index