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Forensic Psychology (Canadian)

Forensic Psychology (Canadian) - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0176414429

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ISBN13: 978-0176414429
ISBN10: 0176414428
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Nelson Thomson Learning
Published: 2006
International: No

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Forensic Psychology (Canadian) - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0176414429

Lawrence S. Wrightsman and Stephen Porter

ISBN13: 978-0176414429
ISBN10: 0176414428
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Nelson Thomson Learning

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The First Canadian Edition of Forensic Psychology introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing them how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and forensic consultants. Authors Lawrence Wrightsman and Stephen Porter present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles, focusing on the unique Canadian context. Through this lens, the text explores the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's values for data.Streamlined to meet the needs of the Canadian marketplace, Wrightsman and Porter provide students with an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology.

Benefits

  • The authors adopt a broad definition of forensic psychology as any psychological research or application with relevance to the law.
  • Given Canadaâ??s reputation as a world leader in forensic psychology, the authors give major coverage to the types of research being conducted in Canadian universities and the types of applications occurring in our legal system (e.g., expert witnesses, correctional psychology).
  • Addresses all major areas of forensic psychology, exploring ethical responsibilities, police psychology, eyewitness testimony, deception detection, criminal behaviour and profiling, forensic interviewing, jury selection and decision-making, victim issues, criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial, and the future of forensic psychology.
  • Forensic Psychology contains a high level of scholarship combined with a consistent reliance on science and empirical evidence

Table of Contents

1. The Challenge of Forensic Psychology
2. Roles and Responsibilities of Forensic Psychologists
3. The Police: Selection, Training, and Evaluation
4. Criminal Profiling
5. Techniques of Criminal Investigation: Lie Detection and Hypnosis
6. Improving Eyewitness Identification Procedures
7. Police Interrogations and Confessions
8. Jury Selection
9. Criminal Responsibility and Competency
10. The Battered Woman Syndrome and Domestic Violence
11. Rape Trauma Syndrome
12. The Sexual Abuse of Children
13. Child Custody Decisions
14. Discrimination
15. Sexual Harassment
16. The Future of Canadian Forensic Psychology

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