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Forensic Psychology (eBook)

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ISBN13: 9781135992866
ISBN: 1843920107
Published: July 2006
Publisher: Willan Publishing
Format: eBook (ePub)
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This work aims to provide an in-depth overview of forensic psychology, bringing together a team of leading authorities in the field to demonstrate the scope and techniques of forensic psychology in key areas of research, policy and practice. The aim is to go beyond the introductory texts on the subject to challenge perceptions, to raise questions for research and to pose problems for practice, to inspire and to stimulate, demonstrating the ways in which forensic psychology can aid the practice of criminal justice.

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Introduction 1 Public perceptions of crime (Jane Wood and Tendayl Viki, University of Kent) Investigation and prosecution 2 US/UK responses to miscarriages of justice: are the legal systems any safer than they were?, by Tom Williamson (University of Portsmouth, formerly Assistant Chief Constable, Nottinghamshire Constabulary) 3 The interpretation and utilisation of offender profiles and behavioural investigative advice, by Lawrence Allison (Centre for Investigative Psychology, University of Liverpool) Courtroom processes 4 Age differences in eyewitness identification, by Amina Memon (University of Aberdeen) 5 Effects of cross examination on testimony, by Mark Kebbell (James Cook University) Diversionary schemes 6 Psychology of addiction and associated offending, by Ian Albery and Mike Hough (South Bank University) 7 Drugs arrest referral schemes and forensic responses to treatment of addiction, by Paul Johnson and Andy Guppy (Middlesex University) 8 The status of sensational interests as indicators of possible risk, by Vince Egan (Glasgow Caledonian University) Persistence and intervention 9 Life course persistent offending, by Alex Piquero (University of Florida) and Terri Moffitt (Institute of Psychiatry, London) 10 Programmes preventing offending, by David Farrington (University of Cambridge) 11 Intra-familial violence: examining the efficacy of intervention, by Liz Gilchrist (University of Birmingham) Punishment and corrections 12 Community penalties and parenting orders in practice, by Tony Goodman and Joanna Adler (Middlesex University) 13 Female imprisonment, by Nancy Loucks 14 Roles of psychology in punishment and beyond, by Graham Towl (Head of Psychology, Prison and National Probation Service) Conclusions Index