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1st Edition

Forensic Psychology

ISBN 9780367861322
Published December 22, 2021 by Routledge
252 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Drawing on psychological theory and research, this text outlines the core roles of the forensic psychology profession, providing students with a broad overview of the field and bringing to life the work of the forensic psychologists. Written by leading UK practitioners and researchers working in a range of contexts, it invites students to reflect on how psychological literature helps us to understand people in contact with the justice system.

Forensic psychology is continually evolving as a discipline and profession, shaping and responding to changes in legal processes, policies and provision. This book highlights the work of forensic psychologists, which covers a range of areas including assessment and intervention, applied research, consultancy and the training and development of staff working in forensic services such as secure services or community settings. Case studies are used to link psychological theory to practice, showcasing the latest developments in the field, and providing students with insights into best practice. The book further challenges myths in the field, encouraging students to humanise human harm and to apply compassion in their understanding of offending behaviour. Each chapter includes tasks and scenarios to promote critical thinking around theory and practice in what is an exciting time to work in this evolving field.

As a field of study and a profession within the systems for criminal and civil justice, forensic psychology overlaps and interacts with many other areas within and outside of psychology. As such, this volume details the contribution of forensic psychology to a range of presentations and organisational and professional issues, and is an ideal resource for courses in forensic psychology.

Table of Contents

          Part 1: What is Forensic Psychology?

  1. What do Forensic Psychologists do?
  2. Adrian Needs and Yvonne Shell

  3. Challenges in developing evidence-based practice in forensic settings
  4. Charlotte Lennox and Polly Turner

    Part 2: Assessments in Forensic Contexts

  5. Forensic Clinical Interviewing
  6. Caroline Logan

  7. Forensic Risk assessment
  8. Michelle Fletcher, Neil Gredecki & Polly Turner

  9. Formulation
  10. Fiona-Wilks-Riley

    Part 3: Specialist Forensic Interventions and Populations

  11. Designing Rehabilitative Interventions in Forensic Settings
  12. Jamie S. Walton

  13. Aggressive and Violent Offending
  14. Michelle Fletcher, Allison Nelson & Polly Turner

  15. Sexual Offending
  16. Neil Gredecki & Kerensa Hocken

  17. Intimate Partner Abuse
  18. Fiona Wilks-Riley

  19. Deliberate Firesetting
  20. Sally Tilt

  21. Stalking
  22. Rachael Wheatley

  23. Terrorism, Extremism & Radicalisation
  24. Zainab Al-Attar

  25. Working with Women in Prison
  26. Jude Kelman & Karen Lloyd

  27. Working with Young People
  28. Katie Lambert

  29. Forensic Mental Health
  30. Emily Glorney & Siobhan Neave

    Part 4: Forensic Settings and Professional Issues

  31. Forensic Environments
  32. Jenny Tew & Neil Gredecki

  33. Consultancy in Forensic Settings
  34. Polly Turner & Amy Freel

  35. Training in Forensic Settings

          Rachel Roper

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Dr Neil Gredecki is a Registered Forensic Psychologist, Chartered Scientist and Chartered Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience in the assessment and treatment of forensic clients. He has held posts in HM Prison & Probation Service and in High, Medium and Low Secure Mental Health settings in both the NHS and private sector working with adults and young people, as well as academia.

Dr Polly Turner is a Registered Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience in the assessment and treatment of forensic clients. She has worked predominantly with assessment and treatment of habitual aggression and personality disorder. She has held posts in High and Low Secure Mental Health settings in both the NHS and private sector and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.