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Forensic Psychology: The Basics

2nd Edition

By Sandie Taylor


288 pages

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This edition of Forensic Psychology: The Basics continues to provide an essential and accessible overview of a dynamic and fascinating discipline. Providing an engaging introduction to the core topics within Forensic Psychology, the text combines a discussion of theory with information about the role of a professional forensic psychologist.

This edition has been fully updated throughout to include additional coverage of:

  • Offender profiling and rehabilitation
  • The role of psychology in crime prevention
  • Psychological factors relating to terrorism

Established topics including police psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology are also considered in this invaluable guide. It will be essential reading for students across a range of disciplines, from psychology to criminology to law, or general readers seeking a concise and jargon-free introduction.

Table of Contents

1. Forensic Psychology and the Role of the Forensic Psychologist

2. Theories of Criminal Behaviour that Help Inform Practice

3. Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Behaviour

4. Psychological Assessments and Intervention

5. Psychological Vulnerability

6. Legal Psychology

7. Research in Forensic Psychology

8. Responding to new challenges



About the Author

Sandie Taylor has 20 years of experience teaching Forensic, Criminological and Investigative Psychology at both graduate and undergraduate level at the University of West London, Bath Spa University and the University of South Wales.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology