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2nd Edition

Forensic Psychology: The Basics

ISBN 9780815384915
Published January 29, 2019 by Routledge
294 Pages

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Book Description

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



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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.