Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

Author: Adrian Needs,Graham J. Towl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470693185

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 3040

This book illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system. Illustrates the wide variety of applications of psychology to the criminal and civil justice system. Gives examples of how forensic psychology can benefit not only from clinical and criminological approaches, but also from the insights of occupational, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Many of the chapters introduce readers to areas which have not received extensive coverage elsewhere. Includes new directions in forensic practice. Chapters draw out the implications for professionals working in the field. Contributors include both academics and practitioners. Reflects both the scope and the potential of forensic psychology.

Consultancy and Advising in Forensic Practice

Empirical and Practical Guidelines

Author: Carol A. Ireland,Martin J. Fisher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470661499

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

View: 2557

The first publication to apply the modern theory and techniques in the consultancy process, presenting a clear, practical approach targeted specifically at forensic issues and contexts. The first publication to apply consultancy literature to a forensic setting Provides a combination of the theoretical and practical underpinnings needed in consultancy work, offering a development of knowledge with practical application Brings together papers from researchers, academics, practitioners and consultants within forensic psychology whilst drawing upon expertise in business consultancy and administration Chapters combine psychological, ethical, managerial and evaluative aspects into themed summaries Offers directions for further study and practice development

Children's Testimony

A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice

Author: Michael E. Lamb,David J. La Rooy,Lindsay C. Malloy,Carmit Katz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119996155

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

View: 4996

The second edition of Children’s Testimony is a fully up-to-date resource for practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts and concerned with children's ability to provide reliable testimony about abuse. Written for both practitioners and researchers working in forensic contexts, including investigative interviewers, police officers, lawyers, judges, expert witnesses, and social workers Explores a range of issues involved with children's testimony and their ability to provide reliable testimony about experienced or witnessed events, including abuse Avoids jargon and highly technical language Includes a comprehensive range of contributions from an international group of practitioners and researchers to ensure topicality and relevance

Forensic Psychology

Author: David A. Crighton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118757785

Category: Psychology

Page: 482

View: 1057

Updated to reflect recent changes in the field, the 2nd Edition of Forensic Psychology presents a comprehensive overview of forensic psychology and its applications in the civil and criminal justice systems of the UK. Builds on the first edition to convey material in an engaging manner to postgraduate students in psychology Includes a significant expansion of pedagogical features, including text boxes highlighting key seminar issues and key debates in the field to further group discussion Provides an up-to-date summary of emerging evidence in the field, and its implications for evidence based practice Points to additional online learning resources at the conclusion of each chapter

Children's Testimony

A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice

Author: Helen L. Westcott,Graham M. Davies,Ray Bull

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470851392

Category: Psychology

Page: 426

View: 3021

Children's Testimony offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of issues relating to children's evidence. Starting with psychological underpinnings and child protection considerations, the reader is taken through a clearly structured and timely collection of chapters from internationally renowned contributors. Pointers for practitioners are clearly highlighted throughout and a unique, jargon-free glossary of psychological terms encountered in child witness research is included making this a highly practical text. * An accessible review of existing knowledge and preview of new and recent developments in psychological research and forensic practice * An outstanding group of international contributors * Offers a broad scope that considers all the key areas of research and practice

The Psychologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Forensic Facial Identification

Theory and Practice of Identification from Eyewitnesses, Composites and CCTV

Author: Tim Valentine,Josh P Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118469119

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

View: 7193

Forensic Facial Identification discusses the latest scientific and technical advancements in the field and their implications for practice in psychology, criminology, and law. Provides an up-to-date set of best practices for forensic facial identification Reviews current procedures for different facial identification methods and their reliability Covers eyewitness testimony, line-ups, facial composites, anthropological face reconstructions, CCTV images, and computerized automatic face recognition systems Incorporates case studies which put the latest research and technology in the proper legal context

Psychology in Probation Services

Author: David A. Crighton,Graham J. Towl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137827

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 811

This book serves as a route map for psychologists and probation officers working in probation services. Outlines the strategic framework for psychological services across prisons and probation. Gives an up-to-date picture of some key emerging areas of applied psychological practice in probation settings. Covers the development of applied psychological services, court work, mental health, working with sex offenders, risk assessment, group work, cognitive skills, multi-agency public protection panels, and lifer assessments. The editors are Deputy Head and Head of Psychology for Prisons and Probation Services, and therefore well placed to compile this book. Complements Graham Towl’s book Psychology in Prisons (BPS Blackwell, 2003).

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Research and Application

Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141295830X

Category: Psychology

Page: 555

View: 8353

While students most often associate forensic psychology with criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murder, the Second Edition of Introduction to Forensic Psychology covers the many others areas where psychology has played a significant role in providing research knowledge to the civil and criminal justice systems. Practical applications and case law are discussed along with a summary of contemporary research and practice across a broad spectrum of topics. New to the Second Edition: - More contemporary developmental and biological material in criminal behaviour sections - Includes more on the relationship between mental disorders and crime and violence. - More examples throughout the text, with a case at the beginning of each chapter - Now covers topics such as: the death penalty, restorative justice, civil forensic issues, arson and typologies of juvenile firesetters, and eyewitness identification and discrimination - New learning objectives at beginning of each chapter, review questions at the ends of each chapter, a list of key concepts defined, chapter summaries, boxes - More visually appealing with 2-colour page design: improved design of figures and tables.

Psychology in Practice: Crime

Author: Julie Harrower

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444164171

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9970

Psychology in Practice is the definitive six-part series on the practical applications of psychology to areas of everyday life, covering crime, education, health, sport, organisations and the environment. Each book in the series examines one unit of the Applications of Psychology section of the OCR syllabus. Psychology in Practice: Crime covers the application of psychology to our understanding of criminal behaviour. Forensic psychology has significantly expanded over recent years and now makes a valuable contribution to the investigation of crime, the development of treatment programmes for offenders, crime prevention, and research which can provide the basis of expert testimony in the courtroom. Key learning aids include: - a set of key terms for each chapter - practical exercises - section summaries and overall main chapter points - recommended further reading and web sites - sample examination questions based on OCR specimen materials.

Fundamentals of Forensic Practice

Mental Health and Criminal Law

Author: Richard Rogers,Daniel Shuman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387252278

Category: Psychology

Page: 446

View: 5555

Forensic psychologists and psychiatrists are increasingly asked to provide expertise to courts and attorneys in the criminal justice system. To do so effectively, they must stay abreast of important advances in the understanding of legal standards as well as new developments in sophisticated measures and the methods for their assessment. Fundamentals of Forensic Practice is designed to address the critical issues that are faced by mental health experts in their role of conducting assessments, presenting findings, and preparing for challenges to admissibility and credibility. Uniquely practical and comprehensive, this volume operationalizes legal standards and describes empirically validated methods for their evaluation. Not only is this essential for mental health professionals, but it is equally valuable to criminal attorneys. Lawyers require both clinical knowledge and understanding of legal standards in order to prepare their own experts and to challenge those on the opposing side. For both clinical and legal experts Fundamentals of Forensic Practice offers a full view of all phases of criminal proceedings: - Pretrial—diversion, determinations of bail, waivers of Miranda rights, and the capacity to consent to searches. - Trial—competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility. Beyond insanity, the latter addresses mens rea, automatism, and psychological context evidence, such as battered-woman syndrome. - Post-trial—sentencing, capital sentencing, competency to be executed, and other post-conviction issues. Other key features include: - Chapters on specific criminal issues in a consistent format, with comprehensive coverage of legal standards and relevant clinical methods - Guidelines for conducting more effective forensic evaluations - In-depth coverage of specialized assessments, eg. malingering, sexual predator cases, and the insanity defense. - A detailed overview of direct and cross-examination strategies This book is the second collaboration between Rogers and Shuman. As individual authors, each received the American Psychiatric Association’s prestigious Guttmacher Award for their outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry.

Forensic Psychological Assessment in Practice

Case Studies

Author: Corine de Ruiter,Nancy Kaser-Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317527585

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

View: 9023

Forensic Psychological Assessment in Practice: Case Studies presents a set of forensic criminal cases as examples of a scientist-practitioner model for forensic psychological assessment. The cases involve a number of forensic issues, such as criminal responsibility, violence risk assessment, treatment planning, and referral to long term forensic care. Likewise, different types of offenses are covered, for example, sexual offending, arson, homicide, robbery and domestic violence. The authors address a variety of mental disorders including psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychopathy and other personality disorders. The book will be useful for novice and experienced forensic psychologists and psychiatrists who are looking for case studies that integrate the most recent empirical evidence with psychological test findings.

Research in Practice for Forensic Professionals

Author: Kerry Sheldon,Jason Davies,Kevin Howells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136647287

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 369

This book explores applied research methods used in forensic settings – prisons, the probation service, courts and forensic mental health establishments – and provides a comprehensive 'how-to' guide for forensic practitioners and researchers. It provides practitioners and researchers with grounding in the practical techniques appropriate for research in applied forensic settings. This includes knowledge and skills of the research process and the wide range of research methods (both quantitative and qualitative) being applied in this arena. The text provides a critical understanding of the problems, challenges and ethical issues which can arise and ideas for managing these. Specific attention is paid to empirical research within forensic populations and settings including researching vulnerable groups (e.g. offenders and the mentally ill in secure settings), evaluating treatment programmes, and the uses and problems of randomised control trials. The book is clearly structured, with each methodology chapter describing the background of the approach; the type of research questions addressed; design principles and issues; the types of analysis that can be utilised; strengths and limitations of the method; future directions and further sources of information. Through the inclusion of case studies and illustrative examples from forensic researchers and practitioners who have extensive experience of conducting applied research, this book tackles real-life problems typically faced by researchers and practitioners. Research in Practice for Forensic Professionals is an essential one-stop resource for practitioners (such as psychologists, nursing and medical staff, prison and probation workers, social workers, occupational therapists) who have an interest in research and in evaluating their own work and the services in which they work. It will also be of interest to students studying areas of applied research, such as forensic psychology or applied criminology and those teaching them.

Applied Psychology

Putting Theory Into Practice

Author: Debra Bekerian,Archie Levey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199235910

Category: Education

Page: 355

View: 6237

Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice demonstrates how psychology theory is applied in the real world. Uniquely structured as a series of themed 'rooms', it is as novel and engaging as it is essential reading for student mapping a career in psychology.

Principles of Forensic Report Writing

Author: Michael Karson,Lavita Nadkarni

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433813061

Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 5781

"In teaching forensic report writing to graduate students, we have been impressed with the available guides to writing specific kinds of reports. There are also some good summary articles on report writing and check-lists regarding what reports ought to cover. What we wanted, though, was a single volume that looked at report writing and reading as behaviors, informed by what we know about behavior, and that looked in-depth at the topic of applying general knowledge to particular situations. As is true for so many authors, this is the book we wish we'd read in graduate school. We offer these principles of forensic report writing as preparation for trainees, particularly those in Stages 1-3 of the developmental scheme described here, and also as reminders for professionals who have already written many reports"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

Specialty Competencies in Forensic Psychology

Author: Ira K. Packer,Thomas Grisso

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195390834

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 969

Written by recognized experts in their respective fields, this book forms part of the Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology series which provides comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible information. It offer invaluable guidance to not only practicing mental health professionals, but those training for specialty practice as well.

Foundations of Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Author: Kirk Heilbrun,Thomas Grisso,Alan Goldstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199724154

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 4268

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: - Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations - Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls - Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes - Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference - Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic. In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations. This first volume in the series serves an introduction to the field of FMHA, and provides an overview of the foundational concepts applied in the other 19 volumes.

Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Juveniles

Author: Robert Hoge,D.A. Andrews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199708215

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 4620

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: · Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations · Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls · Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes · Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference · Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations. This book places juvenile risk assessment within the context of FMHA for juveniles, so those using it will find it particularly useful to incorporate into their evaluations of risk and needs for adolescents in the juvenile justice system.

Evaluation of Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial

Author: Ivan Kruh,Thomas Grisso

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195323076

Category: Psychology

Page: 281

View: 6584

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-stepdescription of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.

Evaluating Eyewitness Identification

Author: Brian Cutler,Margaret Bull Kovera

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199706884

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

View: 6376

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: · Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations · Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls · Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes · Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference · Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.