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Forensic Psychology

1st Edition

Edited by Jennifer M. Brown


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In recent decades, the remit of forensic psychology has considerably widened. From an original, narrow focus on presenting evidence to the courts, its scope now spreads across the whole span of civil and criminal justice. Forensic psychologists are now intimately involved with suspects, offenders, victims, witnesses, defendants, litigants, and justice professionals.

As serious academic and practical thinking in and around forensic psychology continues to develop, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Psychology series meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of a rapidly growing and ever more complex corpus of literature. Edited by a leading scholar and practitioner, the collection gathers the foundational major works together with the very best contemporary scholarship.

With a full index, and thoughtful introductions, newly written by the editor, Forensic Psychology will be valued by scholars, students, and professionals in the field as a vital and enduring resource.

Table of Contents

Volume I

Foundational Concepts

1. J. Cattell, ‘Measurements of the Accuracy of Recollection’, Science, 1895, 2, 49, 761–6.

2. G. F. Arnold, Psychology Applied to Legal Evidence (Thacker, Spink and Co., 1906), pp. vii–ix.

3. H. Munsterberg, On the Witness Stand: Essays on Psychology and Crime (Littleton, 1908), pp. 3–12.

4. J. Brussel, ‘The Mad Bomber’, Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist (New English Library, 1955), pp. 7–73.

5. B. H. Bornstein and S. Penrod, ‘Hugo Who? G. F. Arnold’s Alternative Early Approach to Psychology and Law’, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2008, 22, 759–68.

Grounding Ideas

6. D. L. Rosenhan, ‘On Being Sane in an Insane Place’, Science, 1973, 179, 250–8.

7. E. Loftus and J. C. Palmer, ‘Reconstruction of Automobile Destruction: An Example of the Interaction Between Language and Memory’, Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behaviour, 1974, 13, 585–9.

8. R. Martinson, ‘New Findings, New Views: A Note of Caution Regarding Sentencing Reform’, Hofstra Law Review, 1979, 7,243–58.

9. J. Q. Wilson and G. L. Kelling, ‘Broken Windows’, Atlantic Monthly, March 1982, 29–37.

10. U. Undeutsch, ‘The Development of Statement Reality Analysis’, in A. Trankell (ed.), Reconstructing the Past: The Role of Psychologists in Criminal Trials (Nordstedt and Soners, 1982), pp. 27–56.

11. J. Prochaska and C. DiClemente, ‘Stages and Processes of Self-change of Smoking: Towards an Integrative Model of Change’, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1983, 51, 390–5.

12. R. P. Fisher, T. E. Geiselman, and M. Amador, ‘Field Test of the Cognitive Interview: Enhancing the Recollections of Actual Victims and Witnesses of Crime’, Journal of Applied Psychology,1989, 74, 5, 722–7.

13. P. Garland, ‘The Punitive Society: Penology, Criminology and the History of the Present’, Edinburgh Law Review, 1996/7, 1, 180–99.

The Definitional Divide

14. R. Blackburn, ‘What is Forensic Psychology?’, Legal and Criminological Psychology,1996, 1, 3–16.

15. J. Brigham, ‘What is Forensic Psychology Anyway?’, Law and Human Behavior, 1999, 23, 273–98.

16. K. Heilbrun and S. Brooks, ‘Forensic Psychology and Forensic Science: A Proposed Agenda for the Next Decade’, Psychology Public Policy and Law, 2010, 16, 3, 219–53.

Expanding Roles

17. G. H. Gudjonsson and L. R. C. Haward, ‘The Roles of the Forensic Psychologist, Forensic Psychology: A Guide to Practice (Routledge, 1998), pp. 67–78.

18. G. L. Wells, ‘Expert Psychological Testimony: Empirical and Conceptual Analyses of Effects’, Law and Human Behavior, 1986, 10, 1/2, 83–95.

19. B. Thomas-Peter, ‘The Modern Context of Psychology in Corrections, Influences, Limitations and Values of "What Work"’, in G. Towl (ed.), Psychological Research in Prison (Blackwell, 2006), pp. 24–39.

20. K. A. Beunswig and E. W. Paeham, ‘Psychology in a Secure Setting’, in W. O’Donohue and E. Levensky (eds.), Handbook of Forensic Psychology: Resource for Mental Health and Legal Professionals (Elsevier, 2003), pp. 851–79.

21. S. Morgan and G. Palk, ‘Pragmatism and Precision: Psychology in the Service of Civil Litigation’, Australian Psychologist, 2013, 48, 41–6.

22. E. Scrivner, ‘Psychology and Law Enforcement’, in I. B. Weiner and A. K. Hess (eds.), The Handbook of Forensic Psychology, 3rd edn. (Wiley, 2006), pp. 534–51.

23. E. Loftus, ‘Resolving Legal Questions With Psychological Data’, American Psychologist, 1991, 46, 10, 1046–8.

Volume II


24. M. S. Hoghughi and A. R. Forrest, ‘Eysenck’s Theory of Criminality’, British Journal of Criminology, 1970, 10, 240–54.

25. R. D. Hare, D. Cooke, and S. D. Hart, ‘Psychopathy and Sadistic Personality Disorder’, in T. Millon, P. Blaney, and R. Davis (eds.), Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 555–84.

26. G. Adshead, ‘Three Degrees of Security: Attachment and Forensic Institutions’, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 2002, 12, 2, 31–45.

27. T. Ward and R. J. Siegert, ‘Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Child Sexual Abuse: A Theory Knitting Perspective’, Psychology Crime and Law, 2002, 8, 4, 319–51.

28. R. Siegert and T. Ward, ‘Evolutionary Psychology: Origins and Criticisms’, Australian Psychologist, 2002, 37, 1, 20–9.

29. D. Canter, ‘Offender Profiling and Criminal Differentiation’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2000, 5, 23–46.

30. J. Thompson and S. Ricard, ‘Women’s Role in Serial Killing Teams: Deconstructing a Radical Feminist Perspective’, Critical Criminology, 2009, 17, 261–75.

31. A. R. Piquero and T. E. Moffitt, ‘Life Course Persistent Offending’, in J. Adler and J. Grey (eds.), Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice, 2nd edn. (Willan, 2010), pp. 201–22.

32. M. Daffern, L. Jones, K. Howells, J. Shine, C. Mikton, and V. Tunbridge, ‘Refining the Definition of Offence Paralleling Behaviour’, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 2007, 17, 265–73.

33. S. Maruna, L. Porter, and I. Carvalho, ‘The Liverpool Desistance Study and Probation Practice: Opening the Dialogue’, Probation Journal, 2004, 51, 221–32.

Epistemological Eclecticism

34. D. P. Farrington and B. C. Welsh, ‘Family-Based Prevention of Offending: A Meta-analysis’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 2003, 36, 127–51.

35. G. Köhnken, R. Milne, A. Menon, and R. Bull, ‘The Cognitive Interview: A Meta-analysis’, Psychology Crime and Law, 1999, 5, 1/2, 3–27.

36. D. Canter and L. J. Alison, ‘Converting Evidence Into Data: The Use of Law Enforcement Archives as Unobtrusive Measurement’, The Qualitative Report, 2003, 8, 7, 151–76.

37. E. Finch and V. R. Munro, ‘Lifting the Veil? The Use of Focus Groups and Trial Simulations in Legal Research’, Journal of Law and Society, 2008, 35, 30–51.

38. D. B. Fishman, ‘Background to the Psycho-legal Lexis Proposal: Exploring the Potential of a Systematic Case Study Data Base in Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 2003, 9, 3/4, 267–74.

39. T. Ward, K. Louden, S. M. Hudson, and W. L. Marshall, ‘A Descriptive Model of the Offense Chain for Child Molesters’, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1995, 10, 452–72.

40. S. Hammond and M. O’Rourke, ‘The Measurement of Individual Change: A Didactic Account of an Idiographic Approach’, Psychology Crime and Law, 2007, 13, 1, 81–95.

Volume III


41. J. E. Douglas, J. R. Ressler, A. W. Burgess, and C. R. Hartman, ‘Criminal Profiling From Crime Scene Analysis’, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 1986, 4, 4, 401–21.

42. A. R. Beech, D. D. Fisher, and D. Thornton, ‘Risk Assessment of Sex Offenders’, Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 2003, 34, 339–52.

43. C. Duggan, ‘Does Personality Change and, If So, What Changes?’, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 2004, 14, 5–16.

44. M. McMurran and T. Ward, ‘Treatment Readiness, Treatment Engagement and Behaviour Change’, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 2010, 20, 75–85.

45. D. A. Andrews, J. Bonta, and J. S. Wormith, ‘The Recent Past and Near Future of Risk and/or Need Assessment’, Crime and Delinquency, 2006, 53, 7–27.

46. M. Ferguson and J. R. P. Ogloff, ‘Criminal Responsibility Evaluation: Role of Psychologists in Assessment’, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 2011, 18, 1, 79–94.


47. G. H. Gudjonsson, ‘A New Scale of Interrogative Suggestibility’, Personality and Individual Differences, 1984, 5, 3, 303–14.

48. Ronald Blackburn and Stanley J. Renwick, ‘Rating Scales for Measuring the Interpersonal Circle in Forensic Psychiatric Patients’, Psychological Assessment, 1996, 8, 1, 76–84.

49. G. D. Waters, ‘Predicting Institutional Adjustment With the Lifestyle Criminality Screening Form and Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles’, International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 2005, 4, 1, 63–70.


50. J. Shine and M. Morris, ‘Addressing Criminogenic Needs in a Prison Therapeutic Community’, Therapeutic Communities, 2000,21, 3, 197–220.

51. T. Gannon, M. Rose, and T. Ward, ‘Pathways to Female Sex Offending: Approach or Avoidance?’, Psychology, Crime, and Law, 2010, 16, 359–80.

52. K. Howells, ‘Anger and its Links to Violent Offending’, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 2004, 11, 2, 189–96.

53. R. Blackburn, ‘Treatment or Incapacitation? Implications of Research on Personality Disorder for the Management of Dangerous Offenders’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2000, 5, 1–21.

54. P. Mullen, ‘Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder and in Need of Treatment’, British Journal of Psychiatry, 2007, 180, 3–7.


55. A. Memon and M. Young, ‘Desperately Seeking Evidence: The Recovered Memory Debate’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 1997, 2, 131–54.

56. R. Hare, ‘The Hare PCL-R: Some Issues Concerning its Use and Misuse’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 1998, 3, 99–119.

57. A. Day and K. Howells, ‘Psychological Treatments for Rehabilitating Offenders: Evidence-Based Practice Comes of Age’, Australian Psychologist, 2002, 37, 1, 39–47.

58. A. Vrij, ‘Criteria-Based Content Analysis a Qualitative Review of the First 37 Studies’, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 2005,11, 1, 3–41.

59. C. R. Hollin, ‘Evaluating Offending Behaviour Programmes: Does Only Randomisation Glister?’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2008, 8, 89–106.

60. J. W. Coid, M. Yang, S. Sizmur, D. Farrington, and E. Rogers, ‘Most Items in Structured Risk Assessment Instruments Do Not Work’, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 2010,22, 1, 3–21.

61. J. McGuire, ‘What Works to Reduce Reoffending: 18 Years On’, in L. A. Craig, L. Dixon, and T. A. Gannon (eds.), What Works in Offender Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

Volume IV


62. American Psychological Association, ‘Speciality Guidelines for Forensic Psychology’, American Psychologist, 2013,68, 1, 7–19.

63. R. K. Otto, K. Heilbrun, and T. Grisso, ‘Training and Credentialing in Forensic Psychology’, Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 1990, 8, 217–31.

64. D. N. Bersoff, J. Goodman-Delahunty, J. Grisso, J. Thomas, V. P. Poythress, G. Norman, and R. R. Roesch, ‘Training in Law and Psychology: Models from the Villanova Conference’, American Psychologist, 1997, 52, 12, 1301–10.

65. A. Day and R. Tyle, ‘Professional Training in Applied Psychology: Towards Signature Pedagogy for Forensic Psychology Training’, Australian Psychologist, 2012,47, 183–9.

66. L. Helmus, K. M. Babchishin, J. A. Camilleri, and M. E. Olver, Forensic Psychology Opportunities in Canadian Graduate Programs: An Update of Simourd and Wormith’s (1995) Survey’, Canadian Psychology, 2011,52, 2, 122–7.

67. I. K. Packer, ‘Specialised Practice in Forensic Psychology: Opportunities and Obstacles’, Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 2008,39, 2, 245–9.

68. C. B. Clements and E. R. Wakeman, ‘Raising the Bar: The Case for Doctoral Training in Forensic Psychology’, Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 2007, 7, 2, 53–63.

69. I. Lunt, ‘A Common Framework for the Training of Psychologists in Europe’, European Psychologist, 2002,7, 180–9.


70. P. Wilson, R. Lincoln, and R. Kocsis, ‘Validity, Utility and Ethics of Profiling for Serial Violent and Sexual Offenders’, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 1997, 4, 1, 1–11.

71. J. McGuire, ‘Ethical Dilemma in Forensic Clinical Psychology’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 1997,2, 177–92.

72. D. Thompson, ‘Creating Ethical Guidelines for Forensic Psychology’, Australian Psychologist, 2013,48, 28–31.

73. T. Ward, ‘Human Rights and Forensic Psychology’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2008,13, 209–18.

74. A. Birgden and M. L. Perlin, ‘Tolling for the Luckless, the Abandoned and Forsaken: Therapeutic Jurisprudence and International Human Rights Law as Applied to Prisoners and Detainees by Forensic Psychologists’, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 2008, 12, 231–43.

75. S. Maruna, ‘Why Do They Hate Us? Making Peace Between Prisoners and Psychology’, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2011, 55, 5, 671–5.


76. R. Milne and R. Bull, ‘Interviewing Witnesses With Learning Disabilities for Legal Purposes’, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2001, 29, 3, 93–7.

77. M. B. Powell and T. Batholomew, ‘Interviewing and Assessing Clients from Different Cultural Backgrounds: Guidelines for all Forensic Professionals’, in D. Carson and R. Bull (eds.), Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts (Wiley, 2003), pp. 626–43.

78. W. R. Lindsay, A. J. Holland, D. Carson, J. L. Taylor, G. O’Brian, L. Steptoe, and J. Wheeler, ‘Responsivity to Criminogenic Need in Forensic Intellectual Disability Service’, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012, 57, 2, 172–81.

79. G. Turpin, V. Barley, N. Beail, J. Scaife, P. Slade, J. A. Smith, and S. Walsh, ‘Standards for Research Projects and Theses Involving Qualitative Methods: Suggested Guideline for Trainees and Courses’, Clinical Psychology Forum, 1997, 186, 3–7.

80. D. L. Faigman, E. Porter, and M. Saks, ‘Check your Crystal Ball at the Courthouse Door, Please: Exploring the Past, Understanding the Present and Worrying About the Future of Scientific Evidence’, Cardozo Law Review, 1993–4, 15, 1799–835.

81. A. Day, ‘The Nature of Supervision in Forensic Psychology: Some Observations and Recommendations’, British Journal of Forensic Practice, 2012,4, 2, 116–23.

82. C. Gumpert, F. H. Linblad, and M. Grann, ‘The Quality of Written Expert Testimony in Alleged Child Sexual Abuse: An Empirical Study’, Psychology Crime and Law, 2009, 8, 1, 77–92.

83. A. Frankland and L. Cohen, ‘Working With Recovered Memories’, The Psychologist, 2000,12.

International Perspectives

84. V. A. Polisenska, ‘Forensic Psychology in the Czech Republic’, Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 2007, 4, 1, 55–7.

85. J. F. Sigurdsson and G. N. Gudjonsson, ‘Forensic Psychology in Iceland’, Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 2004, 45, 4, 325–9.

86. M. Zaki, ‘The Field of Forensic Psychology in Israel: The State of the Discipline’, Medicine and Law, 2009, 28, 4, 688–96.

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London School of Economics, UK

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