The recent explosion of research and practice relating to offending and the related investigative and legal processes makes it extremely difficult for anyone to master these emerging areas of research. This book will help readers to navigate through this rapidly expanding area of scholarship and practice by bringing together a number of recent reviews on key topics by leading experts in the field.
Contributions to the volume discuss developments in the study of interviewing and the detection of deception together with explorations of victims and offenders. The psychological background and consequences of school bullying, child sexual abuse and male rape are also explored, as are the challenges of collecting information about crimes as varied as burglary and serial killing.
This book will be a valuable resource for criminologists, crime and forensic psychologists, students of socio-legal processes and all those involved in legal and investigative activities.
The chapters in this book were originally published as review articles in Crime Psychology Review.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Reviewing Crime Psychology
David Canter and Donna Youngs
1. A review of the collective interviewing approach to detecting deception
Zarah Vernham and Aldert Vrij
2. Drawing-based deception detection techniques: a state-of-the-art review
Erik Mac Giolla, Pär Anders Granhag and Zarah Vernham
3. Systematic errors (biases) in applying verbal lie detection tools: richness in detail as a test case
Galit Nahari and Aldert Vrij
4. A review of the polygraph: history, methodology and current status
John Synnott, David Dietzel and Maria Ioannou
5. Veracity assessment: aspects of the account, the source and the judge that influence judgements of plausibility
Magdalene Ng and Donna Youngs
6. A systematic review on factors affecting the likelihood of change blindness
Rebecca Gibbs, Graham Davies and Shihning Chou
7. A review of eyewitness identification in the United States: problems and policies
Kim L. Krinsky
8. Whistle-blowing in American police agencies
Kim L. Krinsky
9. The CSI effect and its controversial existence and impact: a mixed methods review
Kimberley Schanz and C. Gabrielle Salfati
10. Childhood victimization and prostitution: A developmental victimology perspective
11. Schizophrenia and violence: realities and recommendations
Steven M. Silverstein, Jill Del Pozzo, Matthew Roché, Douglas Boyle and Theresa Miskimen
12. The origin of sexual homicide: a review
Eric Beauregard and Melissa Martineau
13. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, impulsivity, and low self-control: which is most useful in understanding and preventing offending?
Marta M. Aguilar-Cárceles and David P. Farrington
14. Environmental factors in juvenile delinquency: A systematic review of the situational perspectives’ literature
Alexander Trinidad, Laura Vozmediano and César San-Juan
15. Comparing factors related to school-bullying and cyber-bullying
Calli Tzani-Pepelasi, Maria Ioannou, John Synnott and Sally-Ann Ashton
16. Male rape: what we know, don’t know and need to find out—a critical review
John Pearson and Deborah Barker
17. Third-party responses to injustice: a review on the preference for compensation
Janne Van Doorn and Lieve Brouwers
18. Measuring offending: self-reports, official records, systematic observation and experimentation
Hugo S. Gomes, Ângela Maia and David P. Farrington
19. Addressing the challenges and limitations of utilizing data to study serial homicide
20. Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse: A Review of Factors that Impact Proceedings in the Courtroom
Guy C. M. Skinner
David Canter is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool, UK. Internationally known for developing the emerging field of Investigative Psychology, he has published widely on many aspects of social, environmental and forensic psychology. His book Criminal Shadows (1994) was awarded the Golden Dagger and Anthony Awards for crime non-fiction. He also wrote and presented a six-part TV documentary series on his work in geographical offender profiling, which was later published as his book Mapping Murder (2003).
Donna Youngs is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, UK, where she directs the doctoral program in Investigative Psychology. She has published on many aspects of criminality and criminal psychology. Her particular interests are in criminals’ personal narratives and their experiences of crime.