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Dictionary of Forensic Psychology

1st Edition

Edited by Graham Towl, David P. Farrington, David Crighton, Gareth Hughes


256 pages

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Over the past decade, forensic psychology has grown rapidly as a subject, with an increasing number of forensic psychologists working in demanding roles in prisons, secure training facilities, and high, medium and low security healthcare facilities as well as other parts of the criminal justice system. This Dictionary is designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners. It contains approximately 100 entries on key terms and concepts, arranged alphabetically and contributed by leading academic and practicing forensic psychologists.

Table of Contents

List of entries. List of contributors. Table of cases. Acknowledgements. Introduction and overview. Dictionary of Forensic Psychology. Appendix I: Abbreviations. List of references

About the Editors

Graham Towl is Professor Psychology at Durham University.

David Farrington is Professor of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University.

David A. Crighton is Deputy Head of Psychology for the Prisons and Probation Service (NOMS), and Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University.

Gareth Hughes is Head of Psychology at Kneesworth House Hospital in Royston, Hertfordshire.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology