Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice
The central theme of this book is that forensic psychology can benefit from the insights of many other branches of psychology. The contributors draw on the findings of occupational, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, as well as more familiar clinical and criminological approaches, in order to demonstrate the various ways in which psychology can be applied within the criminal justice system.Chapters include illustrations of the application of psychology to the investigative process, to the analysis of offending, to intervening with offenders, and to increasing organizational effectiveness. The book as a whole reflects the range and synergy that characterize forensic psychology today.
At a time when forensic psychology is playing an important and increasing role in the criminal justice system the Editors of this book are to be congratulated on bringing together a wide and well written range of contributions... a must for all forensic psychologists and their associated colleagues.' 'Professor Herschel Prins, Loughborough University'
This comprehensive collection of essays on the emerging role of forensic psychology makes for stimulating reading. Bringing together analyses of research techniques, practical discussions on meeting needs and supporting practitioners, with theories of organisational development in the criminal justice system, the book benefits from its contributors' shared vision of what is required in order to successfully tackle and prevent problems of offending.' Crispin Truman, Chief Executive, Revolving Doors Agency
This wide-ranging book covers many important topics and will be very useful to scholars and practitioners in providing valuable information about key roles in forensic psychology.' David P. Farrington, Professor of Psychological Criminology, Cambridge University
A good marker of how much forensic psychology has developed in recent years, this thought-provoking book is written by a number of the current leading experts (both practitioners and researchers) and provides up-to-date illustrations of some of the most exciting areas in the field. It will appeal to academics and students, people interested in becoming a forensic psychologist, current forensic psychologists and other psychologists who wish to gain a valuable insight into this expanding area.' Dr Peter Banister, Department of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Manchester Metropolitan University