Forensic Psychology takes a broad-based perspective, incorporating both experimental and clinical topics. This text includes current developments by theorists and researchers in the field. By focusing on multidisciplinary theories, readers gain an understanding of different forensic psychology areas, showing interplay among cognitive, biological, and social factors.  Readers will find that the ideas, issues, and research in this text are presented in a style that they will understand, enjoy, and find useful in their professional careers.

    Chapter 1: Introduction to Forensic Psychology

    Chapter 2: Police Psychology

    Chapter 3: The Psychology of Police Investigations

    Chapter 4: Deception

    Chapter 5: Eyewitness Testimony

    Chapter 6: Child victims and witnesses

    Chapter 7: Juries: Fact Finder

    Chapter 8: The Role of Mental Illness in Court

    Chapter 9: Sentencing in the U.S.: Practice and Public Opinion

    Chapter 10: Psychopaths

    Chapter 11: Risk Assessment

    Chapter 12: Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency

    Chapter 13: Domestic Violence

    Chapter 14: Sexual and Homicidal Offenders


     Dr. Joanna Pozzulo is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University in Canada. Dr. Pozzulo’s research and teaching falls under the domain of Forensic Psychology (borrowing from developmental, social, and cognitive psychology). Dr. Pozzulo is focused on understanding the development of face memory and the procedures that police can use to increase the reliability of face identification from lineups wth an emphasis on children's identification evidence. Dr. Pozzulo also is a child clinical psychologist registered with the Ontario College of Psychologists.


    Dr. Adelle Forth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University in Canada where she also serves as Director of the Psychopathy Research Lab. She conducts research on the validity of the construct of psychopathy in different populations, the emotional and cognitive processes that underlie psychopathy, evaluating the impact psychopath's have on victims, and violence risk assessment. Dr. Forth is currently on the board of directors for the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. She teaches forensic psychology classes both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

    “Engaging and appropriate for the intro to forensic psychology course.”

        - Shawn Talbot, Kellogg Community College


    “This text is quite appropriate for juniors and seniors in college. I can also see it as appropriate for graduate students also in an introductory grad course.”

        -  Herman Huber, College of Saint Elizabeth


    “It is a thorough and current examination to forensic psychology with just enough classical research and references to provide a harmonious balance.”

        -  Russell Espinoza, California State University- Fullerton


    “This textbook is full of some of the most critical issues relevant to forensic psychology as a quickly evolving field. Kudos to you guys for writing it. an excellent answer to the gap left by other textbooks with regard to the Canadian approach. It's a tough thing to do!”

        -  Anne Corbin, Thomas College