Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Court, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Practices

3rd Edition - July 10, 2012

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  • Authors: Stacey Shipley, Bruce Arrigo
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123821690
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123821706

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Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Third Edition, has been completely restructured to explain in greater detail how courses on forensic psychology are taught, making it more applicable as a textbook than previous editions. It also features more figures, tables and text boxes, making it a true textbook. What this book has that others do not is equal representation of criminal behavior, the court systems, and law enforcement/prisons. It also has equal representation of criminal and civil forensics. Other texts tend to be weighted towards just criminal behavior or just criminal justice and primarily criminal or civic forensics but not both. This new edition also has equal representation of issues to pertaining to adults and children. It contains new coverage of cyberbullying, tests and assessments in the courtroom, mental deficiency and competency to stand trial, and information on mothers who kill their children. Adult, juvenile and family issues are dealt with separately, making it easier to find what you need. Case illustrations dramatically highlight how the lives of individuals have been (or could be) impacted by developments in psychology and law. Chapters now include pedagogy, including outlines, main points, and relevant websites. This book is intended for professors teaching introduction to forensic psychology, as well as for students interested in adult, child, and family forensics as they apply to criminal and civic forensics law enforcement/prisons.

Key Features

  • Newly structured to map closer to how this information is taught and learned
  • Comprehensive coverage ensures inclusion of criminal and civic forensics as well as police and law enforcement
  • Chapters now include pedagogy, including outlines, main points, and relevant websites

Readership

Professors teaching introduction to forensic psychology, libraries.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    About the Authors

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    PART I. Adult Forensics

    Court and the Legal System: Criminal Forensic Consultation

    Court and the Legal System: Civil Forensics

    Police and Law Enforcement

    Corrections and Prison Practices

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 1. Adult Forensic Evaluation

    Overview

    Competency to Stand Trial

    Psychological Tests and Forensic Assessment Instruments in the Courtroom

    Mental State at the Time of the Offense: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity and Guilty But Mentally Ill Verdicts

    Violence Risk Assessment

    Competency Restoration and Sanity Acquittees: The Maximum-Security Forensic Hospital

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 2. Adult Forensic Consultation

    Overview

    Jury Selection

    The Forensic Psychologist as Expert Witness

    Intellectual Disability and Criminal Defendants: Implications for Capital Offenses and the Death Penalty

    Forensic Consultants in Criminal Mitigation

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 3. Civil Forensics

    Overview

    Defining Mental Illness

    Right to Refuse Treatment

    Evaluating Psychiatric Work-Related Disability

    Duty to Inform v. Client Confidentiality

    Victim–Offender Mediation

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 4. Adult Issues in Policing

    Overview

    Adult Criminal Profiling

    Use of Force

    Suicide by Cop

    Coerced Confessions

    The Police Personality and Pre-Employment Screenings

    Critical Incidents Debriefing

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 5. Adult Issues in Corrections/Correctional Psychology

    Overview

    Offender’s Right to Refuse Treatment

    Incarcerating and Executing the Mentally Ill

    Suicide Risk, Screening, and Crisis Intervention for Inmates

    Sex Offender Treatment

    Maintaining Boundaries with an Inmate Population

    Prison Violence

    PART II. Juvenile Forensics

    Court and the Legal System: Civil Forensics

    Police and Corrections Practices

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 6. Juvenile/Family Forensics

    Overview

    Defining the Age of Criminal Responsibility

    Cyberbullying

    Psychology of School Violence

    Sentencing: Psychology of Juvenile Rehabilitation

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 7. Juvenile/Family Forensics

    Overview

    Family Law and Emotional Rights

    Best Interests of the Child Doctrine

    The Role of Psychologists in Custody Evaluations

    Children/Juveniles and the Reliability of their Courtroom Testimony

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 8. Juvenile Issues in Policing and Correctional Psychology

    Overview

    Dealing with Troubled Youths at School and in the Community

    Policing Juvenile Gangs

    Adolescent Female Prostitutes: Criminals or Victims?

    Juveniles in Adult Jails

    Juveniles on Death Row

    Juvenile Boot Camps

    Suicide Among Incarcerated Juveniles

    PART III. Family Forensics

    Court and the Legal System: Civil Forensics

    Police and Law Enforcement

    Corrections and Prison Practices

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 9. Violence in the Family

    Overview

    Family Violence: Homicide

    Maternal Filicide: Mothers who Kill their Children

    Domestic Violence

    Family Trauma and the Cycle of Crime

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 10. Family Forensics

    Overview

    Impact of Mental Health Law Doctrines on Families: Paternalism and Parens Patriae

    Termination of Parental Rights

    Gay/Lesbian Rights and Definitions of the Family

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 11. Family/Community Issues in Policing

    Overview

    Police as Mediators in Domestic Disputes

    Police Stress

    Police and the Mentally Ill

    Police Training: Communication Skills and Conflict Resolution

    The Psychology of Terrorism: Motivations, Implications, and Healing

    Introduction

    Key Issues

    Chapter 12. Family/Community Issues in Corrections/Correctional Psychology

    Overview

    Psychological Stress and Correctional Work

    Intellectually Disabled Inmates

    Society’s Reaction to Sex Offenders

    Women Working in Male Prisons

    “Make Believe” Families

    Women In Prison and Mother–Child Separation

    Community Reentry Programs and Family Reunification

    References

    Cases

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 720
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: July 10, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123821690
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123821706

About the Authors

Stacey Shipley

Affiliations and Expertise

North Texas State Hospital, Vernon, U.S.A.

Bruce Arrigo

Bruce A. Arrigo, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. He holds additional faculty appointments in Psychology, in Public Policy, and in Public Health Sciences. Dr. Arrigo has (co)authored or (co)edited) 30+ books and 175+ scholarly papers in the areas of justice and social welfare at the intersection of law, mental health, and society. He also is the founding and current editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and has served as a consultant to the Correctional Service of Canada, the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation, and Savant Learning Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, U.S.A.

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