Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives
A valuable introduction for students in forensic psychology courses, this text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the ... Show synopsis A valuable introduction for students in forensic psychology courses, this text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the law. Forensic psychology, which has been practiced for less than half a century, has grown so rapidly that there is much need for a text which surveys the contributions of clinical and social psychology. This integrated text presents the material with an objective view towards the complete scope of information covering the fundamentals of forensic psychology. Each section includes: A survey of legal issues involved and how psychology aids in the decision making process, Psychological issues relating to legal cases and legislation that set forth standards, Common concepts that appear in other legal systems, Case examples illustrating psychological and legal principles. Forensic Psychology: Clinical, Social, and Psychological Perspectives is a comprehensive text that includes information on new reproductive technologies and the new mental health, drug, and domestic violence courts. Not only is this text an important tool in the university setting; it will also be of value to federal and state prison employees as well as first responders such as firefighters, police, and EMTs.