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Forensic Psychology

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Gisli Gudjonsson, Lionel Hawardboth of The Institute of Psychiatry, London

ISBN13: 9780415132916
ISBN: 0415132916
Published: July 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99

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This work explains the history and application of forensic psychology. It details the various kinds of psychologist involved in the field, the sort of evidence each might produce and how it might be applied. Topics include: offender profiling; psychometric testing; expert testimony; psychological autopsy; polygraph testing; professional and ethical problems; and training needs. Intended as a reference tool and practical guide, the book is aimed at forensic psychologists, clinical psychologists, lawyers and professionals who need to understand the nature and application of psychological evidence in judicial proceedings.

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Introduction. Historical Background. Surveys into Psychological Evidence in Court. Ethical and Professional Issues. The Roles of the Forensic Psychologist. Psychological Testing. Psycholinguistic Techniques. Civil Cases. Criminal Cases. The Assessment and the Testimony: A Psychological Framework. Conclusions.