Forensic Psychology

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Beschreibung

Why do people commit crime? How effective and reliable is the investigative process? How do jurors decide whether a person is guilty or innocent? How effective is treatment in reducing the risk of reoffending?

In this up-to-date edition of his highly informative textbook, Adrian Scott reveals just how much forensic psychology can tell us - not only about offenders and their crimes, but also about the different stages of the criminal justice system.

Covering social, psychological, biological and cognitive theories of crime, as well as research and theory relating to the investigative process, the courtroom and the penal system, this book provides in-depth coverage of the major areas within forensic psychology. It is essential reading for curious students seeking an engaging and accessible introduction to this fascinating topic.



  • This short, accessible book is perfectly pitched for advanced high school and introductory level undergraduate students
  • Offers In-depth and up-to-date coverage of the major areas within forensic psychology
  • Covers everything from the social, psychological, biological and cognitive theories of crime to research relating to the investigative process, the courtroom and the penal system.


Autorentext

Adrian J. Scott is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and a Research Fellow in the School of Arts and Humanities at Edith Cowan University, Australia



Inhalt
Introduction.- Defining and Measuring Crime.- PART I: THEORIES OF CRIME.- Social and Psychological Theories.- Biological and Cognitive Theories.- Theory Integration and Theory Application.- PART II: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS.- Forensic Science and Offender Profiling.- Eyewitness Testimony.- Investigative Interviewing.- PART III: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE COURTROOM.- Jury Decision Making.- Jury Bias.- PART IV: PSYCHOLOGY AND THE PENAL SYSTEM.- Punishing Offenders.- Treating Offenders.


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Produktinformationen

Titel
Forensic Psychology
Autor
EAN
9781352004861
ISBN
978-1-352-00486-1
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Springer Nature EN
Genre
Psychologie
Anzahl Seiten
300
Gewicht
405g
Größe
H210mm x B148mm x T16mm
Jahr
2019
Untertitel
Englisch
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