Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

Author: Adrian Needs,Graham J. Towl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470693185

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 789

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: 8470

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

Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice

How to Create a Forensic Specialty in Your Mental Health Practice

Author: Eric G. Mart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470054468

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 4843

All the tips and tools you need to start, grow, and sustain a successful forensic psychology practice Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice is the first book of its kind aimed at those mental health professionals and recent graduates interested in entering the growing and lucrative field of forensic psychology. User-friendly and full of helpful tips, this handy guide provides you with tools and techniques for starting a thriving forensic psychology practice, or incorporating a forensic specialty into your current practice. This comprehensive resource includes information on: * The difference between clinical and forensic practice * Advantages and disadvantages of forensic practice * Preparing for forensic psychological practice * Planning a forensic psychology business * How to market your practice * What lawyers look for in forensic psychologists as expert witnesses> * Ethics, professional competence, and risk management issues * Performing evaluations * Testifying in court and depositions In addition, Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice also features several helpful appendices that include sample evaluations and reports, as well as detailed discussions of child custody evaluation and assessment. Covering everything from advice on how to dress for court to major concerns such as the problems of insanity defenses, Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice puts the best solutions and information at your fingertips. Whether you're a recent graduate or a seasoned practitioner, this invaluable resource will help you minimize the uncertainty of establishing your forensic practice while maximizing the rewards.

Principles of Forensic Report Writing

Author: Michael Karson,Lavita Nadkarni

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433813061

Category: Medical

Page: 193

View: 8741

"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).

Forensic Psychology

A Guide to Practice

Author: G.H. Gudjonsson,L.R.C. Haward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317725352

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 5460

Forensic Psychology explains the history and application of the discipline. It details the various kinds of psychologist involved in the field, the sort of evidence each might produce, and how it can be applied. The authors cover topics such as: * offender profiling * psychometric testing * expert testimony * psychological autopsy * polygraph testing * professional and ethical problems * training needs A handy reference tool and a practical guide, Forensic Psychology is essential reading for forensic psychologists, clinical psychologists, lawyers and professionals who need to understand the nature and application of psychological evidence in judicial proceedings.

Forensic Psychology

Theory, research, policy and practice

Author: Jennifer Brown,Yvonne Shell,Terri Cole

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473933986

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

View: 5937

Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. 'This fascinating book examines some of the ideological underpinnings of forensic psychological research, policy and practice. It is refreshingly reflective and a significant contribution to the field. I strongly recommend it.' - Professor Graham Towl, Durham University and formerly Chief Psychologist at the Ministry of Justice 'The strength of this book is the complexity of concepts and topics covered mean that it is suitable for students who wish to be challenged.’ - Dr Louise Almond, University of Liverpool 'This is a book for people who like to think. It presents the realities of practice with the challenges of theory and asks the reader to shake off complacency. It is insightful and challenging but most of all, it is very readable.' - Professor Joanna R. Adler, Middlesex University Students of Forensic Psychology need to learn how to combine practical skills such as report writing or assessments with a critical understanding of both theory and the wider political and policy landscape that surrounds the profession. Mapped to the British Psychological Society’s Stage One and Two training requirements for forensic psychologists Forensic Psychology: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice will help you understand how these crucial areas of the profession interact and how they can shape one another. Throughout the text the authors provide a detailed analysis of key concepts, debates and theories while weaving in insights and reflections from key professionals, ensuring you have the necessary knowledge and skills to pass assignments and get past the stage 2 supervised practice requirements en route to becoming a qualified forensic psychologist. This text will be essential reading for all those on MSc Forensic Psychology courses, and will also be a useful reader for those on practitioner doctorates as well as the already qualified needing to keep up with the CPD. The book is also a useful companion to professionals in allied criminal justice professions.

The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology

A Casebook

Author: Gianni Pirelli,Robert A. Beattey,Patricia A. Zapf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190258543

Category:

Page: 440

View: 4885

Few resources exist for those interested in developing their professional competence vis-a-vis ethics in forensic psychology, with the most recent text being published more than a decade ago. However, forensic psychology is changing quickly and there is a need for a current guide on ethics within the field. The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology highlights the ethical standards and guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (EPPCC) and the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (SGFP). This Casebook provides readers with a practical review of these ethical standards and professional guidelines in the context of forensic case vignettes with corresponding commentary by leaders in the field. Concepts are presented using a best-practices model that encourages and promotes engaging in empirically supported decision-making. This volume is distinct from all others published in this area, given its inclusion and integration of a review of the ethical standards and guidelines contained in the EPPCC and SGFP, in addition to numerous types of ethical dilemmas encountered in forensic practice, a review of the relevant empirical literature and case law/legal statutes, and commentary by experts in forensic psychology. This unique Casebook will prove useful for a broad audience including academics in forensic psychology, psychology graduate and post-doctoral students and trainees, practitioners, mental health counselors, social workers, and legal professionals. "

Forensic Psychological Assessment in Practice

Case Studies

Author: Corine de Ruiter,Nancy Kaser-Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317527585

Category: Psychology

Page: 314

View: 3920

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.

Handbook of Forensic Assessment

Psychological and Psychiatric Perspectives

Author: Eric Y. Drogin,Frank M. Dattilio,Robert L. Sadoff,Thomas G. Gutheil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118028001

Category: Psychology

Page: 824

View: 8672

The first handbook to explore forensic assessment from psychiatric and psychological perspectives "The editors have assembled a magnificent collaboration between psychiatrists and psychologists to bring forth critical knowledge and insight to the core competency of forensic assessment. This handbook is essential reading and a comprehensive resource for both newly minted and seasoned forensic practitioners." —Robert I. Simon, MD, Director, Program in Psychiatry and Law, Georgetown University School of Medicine "This long-awaited resource blows the dust off traditional standards, shakes the cobwebs out of our old ways of thinking, and shows the practical steps in producing work that will make sense to juries and withstand the most skillful cross-examination. . . . [T]here is no better resource." —Kenneth S. Pope, PhD, ABPP, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology; coauthor, Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Fourth Edition "From preparation to collection to interpretation to communication of the results, this excellent, comprehensive treasure shows how to conduct forensic assessments. Each splendid evidence-based chapter is presented from the collaboration between psychologists and psychiatrists. It is a must-have resource for forensic experts as well as general practitioners or anyone wishing to understand standard of care in forensic assessment." —Melba Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, 2011 American Psychological Association President The practitioner-oriented coverage in the Handbook of Forensic Assessment examines: The current state of psychology and psychiatry—including requisite clinical competencies, ethical guidelines, and considerations of multidisciplinary collaboration Various approaches to assessments in criminal and civil matters The principles of effective preparation, data collection, and interpretation, as well as communication for each special situation Topics including competence to stand trial, sexual offender evaluations, addictions, child abuse, and education Overarching practice issues, such as practice development, retention, compensation, consultation, and forensic treatment Includes sample reports that demonstrate the integrative potential of both psychology and psychiatry Incorporating a wealth of current and multidisciplinary research, the Handbook of Forensic Assessment is destined to become every mental health professional's most valuable one-stop reference for their forensic work.

Forensic Psychology and Law

Author: Ronald Roesch,Patricia A. Zapf,Stephen D. Hart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470570395

Category: Psychology

Page: 500

View: 8502

Praise for Forensic Psychology and Law "In Forensic Psychology and Law, three internationally known experts provide exceptional coverage of a wide array of topics that address both the clinical applications of forensic psychology and the role of psychological science in understanding and evaluating legal assumptions and processes." —Norman Poythress, PhD, Research Director and Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy "Forensic Psychology and Law is a major contribution to the teaching of law and psychology. Roesch, Zapf, and Hart offer a timely, comprehensive, and succinct overview of the field that will offer widespread appeal to those interested in this vibrant and growing area. Outstanding." —Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University "In this volume, three noted experts have managed to capture the basic elements of forensic psychology. It is clearly written, well organized, and provides real world examples to hold the interest of any reader. While clarifying complex issues, the authors also present a very balanced discussion of a number of the most hotly debated topics." —Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, Psychological Services Center, Sam Houston State University A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Discussion of the Interface Between Forensic Psychology and Law Forensic Psychology and Law covers the latest theory, research, and practice in the field and provides thought-provoking discussion of topics with chapters on: Forensic assessment in criminal and civil domains Eyewitness identification Police investigations, interrogations, and confessions Correctional psychology Psychology, law, and public policy Ethics and professional issues

Children's Testimony

A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice

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

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 426

View: 5194

Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice is an accessible review of existing knowledge and recent developments in psychological research and forensic practice. An impressive collection of chapters from internationally renowned contributors, topics include children's memory, interviewing children, issues for child witnesses at court, and alternative perspectives on children's testimony. Features Specially invited critiques of research and practice Pointers for practitioners Part reviews highlighting key issues Glossary of psychological terms Invaluable reading for academics, students, practitioners and policy makers in forensic psychology, criminal justice, policing and child protection. "Altogether an excellent text." -- Dr David P. H. Jones, University of Oxford. (See further endorsements inside the front cover.)

Forensic Psychology

Author: Joanna R. Adler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113599286X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 4261

This book brings together a team of experts in the field of forensic psychology to demonstrate the scope of the discipline and the techniques employed in key areas of research, policy and practice. Its aim is to go beyond the introductory texts on the subject to challenge perceptions, to raise questions for research, to pose problems for practice, and to inspire and stimulate, demonstrating the ways in which forensic psychology can aid the practice of criminal justice. It will be essential reading for students, academics and practitioners. The book is divided into seven sections, addressing key topics with which the discipline is concerned − its broader context, investigation and prosecution, testimony and evidence, correlates of criminality, persistent offending, intervention and prevention and punishment and corrections. The contributors include both academics and practitioners, and are drawn from the UK, the USA and Australasia.

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: 3151

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,Graham J. Towl

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118760301

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

View: 9676

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

Learning Forensic Assessment

Research and Practice

Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ronald Roesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317681231

Category: Psychology

Page: 530

View: 4827

Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives

Author: Lenore E.A. Walker,David Shapiro

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475737955

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 9344

This text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the law. Incorporating the contributions of social and clinical psychology, this new text presents the material with an objective view towards the complete scope of the subject matter. In its clear coverage of the fundamentals of this field, it is an invaluable introduction for students, as well as a reference for practitioners.

Forensic Psychology in Practice

Author: Joanna Clarke,Pamela Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137297239

Category: Forensic psychology

Page: 242

View: 6389

Forensic Psychology

Author: David A. Crighton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118757785

Category: Psychology

Page: 482

View: 7316

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

Assessments in Forensic Practice

A Handbook

Author: Kevin D. Browne,Anthony R. Beech,Leam A. Craig,Shihning Chou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470019026

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 3751

Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook provides practical guidance in the assessment of the most frequently encountered offender subgroups found within the criminal justice system. Topics include: criminal justice assessments offenders with mental disorders family violence policy and practice

Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Kyle Brauer Boone

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507336

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 4585

Written by a foremost expert in the field, this hands-on, evidence-based guide describes how to conduct a comprehensive forensic neuropsychological evaluation and provide expert testimony. All steps are covered--from selecting, scoring, and interpreting tests to writing reports and responding to cross-examination--with special attention to assessing noncredible performance. The book identifies seven common flaws of forensic neuropsychological reports and shows how to avoid them. Excerpts from testimony transcripts illustrate ways neuropsychologists can protect their reports from attack. Also featured are case illustrations and a sample report.