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Applied Criminal Psychology: A Guide to Forensic Behavioral Sciences - 09 edition

Applied Criminal Psychology: A Guide to Forensic Behavioral Sciences (ISBN10: 0398078432; ISBN13: 9780398078430)
ISBN13: 978-0398078430
ISBN10: 0398078432

Summary: Forensic psychology is a thriving subject with a dedicated focus beginning to emerge on the issue of crime from the discipline of psychology. Applied Criminal Psychology provides the reader with a comprehensive and practical guide to psychological research and techniques. Major topics include: (1) mental disorders and criminal behavior, antisocial behavior and personality disorders, the role of the forensic psychologist, risk and assessment; (2) the detection of dece moreit, eyewitness testimony, cognitive interviewing, forensic hypnosis, false confessions; and (3) criminal profiling, psychological autopsy, and crisis negotiation. Additionally, an overview is provided of the Axis I disorders associated with criminal behavior and the Axis II or personality disorders and their specific relevance to criminal behavior. The role and assessment techniques employed by psychologists and psychiatrists and their application in the criminal justice context is examined. This book will be of special interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, criminologists, legal professionals, and law enforcement personnel throughout the world in their response to crimes and other investigative challenges. less

Edition/Copyright: 09
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Year Published: 2009
International: No

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