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Reviewing Crime Psychology

Edited By David Canter, Donna Youngs Copyright 2021
    420 Pages
    by Routledge

    420 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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

    Noemí Pereda

    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

    Enzo Yaksic

    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.