Forensic Psychology explains the history and application of the discipline. It details the various kinds of psychologist involved in the field, the sort of evidence each might produce, and how it can be applied. The authors cover topics such as: * offender profiling * psychometric testing * expert testimony * psychological autopsy * polygraph testing * professional and ethical problems * training needs A handy reference tool and a practical guide, Forensic Psychology is essential reading for forensic psychologists, clinical psychologists, lawyers and professionals who need to understand the nature and application of psychological evidence in judicial proceedings.
List of Illustrations Preface 1. Introduction 2. Historical Background 3. Surveys into psychological evidence in court 4. Ethical and professional issues 5. The roles of the forensic psychologist 6. Psychological testing 7. Psycholinguistic techniques 8. Civil cases 9. Criminal cases 10. The assessment and the testimony: a psychological framework 1. Conclusions
""Forensic Psychology is the first practical and fully comprehensive guide to the practice of forensic psychology...The authors' cover a variety of topics such as surveys into court psychology, ethical and professional issues, the roles of the forensic psychologist, psychological testing, psycholinguistic techniques, evidence and civil cases, evidence and criminal cases, offender profiling, psychometric testing, expert testimony, psychological autopsy and polygraph testing, and considers issues such as professional and ethical problems, and the need for training." -"Crime and Justice International