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Forensic Psychology (Custom)

Forensic Psychology (Custom) - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1426630644

Cover of Forensic Psychology (Custom) 2ND 08 (ISBN 978-1426630644)
ISBN13: 978-1426630644
ISBN10: 1426630646
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Thomson Custom Solutions Center
Published: 2008
International: No

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Forensic Psychology (Custom) - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1426630644

Henry F. Fradella

ISBN13: 978-1426630644
ISBN10: 1426630646
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Thomson Custom Solutions Center

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Includes background information on major psychological paradigms and research methods. Includes an overview of law, its functions, its methods, and judicial processes. Contains a chapter dedicated to forensic clinical assessment and an appendix with the major diagnostic criteria for mental disorders that have particular relevance to forensic psychology. Contains a chapter critiquing behavioral science, focusing on its roles in the medicalization of deviance and social control. In-depth, interdisciplinary coverage (i.e., sociology, psychology, philosophy, and law) of all of the major uses of behavioral science in both the civil and criminal justice systems, including: Competency to stand trial; The insanity defense; Diminished capacity based defenses such as the Black Rage Defense, the PMS Defense, media Intoxication defenses; the Battered Woman's Syndrome Defense, and other others; Criminal Competencies to plead guilty, waive counsel, testify, waive an insanity defense, be sentenced, and be executed; Involuntary civil commitment; and Civil competencies regarding contracts, wills, parental fitness, and guardianship/conservatorship. Interdisciplinary coverage of police psychology, the psychology of juries, and the psychology of sentencing, punishment, and corrections. Citations to and discussions of leading cases relevant to each topic.

Author Bio

Henry F. Fradella earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, a J.D. and an M.F.S. (Masters in Forensic Science) from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in psychology from Clark University. Dr. Fradella is a chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University-Long Beach, where he also teaches a variety of legal and forensic courses. He has authored the texts FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY and KEY CASES, COMMENTS, AND QUESTIONS ON SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW; published in key journals such as the JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION, the CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN, CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY REVIEW, the FEDERAL COURTS LAW REVIEW, and the JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE; and is listed in WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICAN TEACHERS and WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN LAW.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS.
1. The Tenuous Relationship Between Law and the Behavioral Sciences.
2. Law, Social Control, and the Medicalization of Deviance.
3. Forensic Clinical Assessment for the Justice Professional.

PART II: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE IN THE COURTROOM.
4. Issues Regarding Competency to Stand Trial.
5. Issues Regarding Other Criminal Process Competencies.
6. The Insanity Defense.
7. Diminished Capacity.
8. Civil Commitment.
9. Civil Competencies.
10. Legal Rights and Responsibilities in Forensic Psychology.

PART III: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY BEYOND THE COURTROOM.
11. Police Psychology.
12. Identifications, Interrogations, and Confessions.
13. The Psychology of Juries.
14. The Psychology of Sentencing.
15. Correctional Psychology.

APPENDIX: SELECTED MENTAL DISORDERS IN THE DSM-IV.