Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology
Edition 3 ed
Publication Date 1 Jan 2009
OverviewIntroduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology, 3/e is a market leading text in its field. It provides students with a fascinating and informative introduction through the use of up-to-date, clear, critical and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, written in a student-friendly style. The text is research driven, and examples and analysis of relevant studies throughout the text ensure that readers become comfortable with theory whilst learning about the practical nature of criminal and forensic psychology. Fully revised and updated with international research, this edition includes a new chapter on terrorism and hostage taking, in addition to two chapters looking at the important area of profile analysis. Coverage of other topical issues within the field includes eye witness testimony, and prison effectiveness.Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychologyis an essential textbook for undergraduate students studying psychology, applied psychology and criminology degrees. It is also highly useful in many other subjects whereby students need an understanding of how psychology relates to criminal justice and the law.