Forensic Psychology: Routes through the system (1st ed. 2018)

Forensic Psychology: Routes through the system (1st ed. 2018)

By: James McGuire (author), Simon Duff (author)Paperback

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This brand new textbook provides a complete course in forensic psychology, covering the criminal justice system, law and legislation, and treatments and outcomes for offenders. It offers rigorous coverage of the major topics: from theoretical concepts and research methods to explaining criminal acts and patterns of crime. The authors, both from leading institutions and well-known in the field, guide readers through the interlocking systems of criminal justice, mental health and social service provision, providing a deeper critical appreciation of what motivates crime and how criminal behaviour can be understood, assessed and treated. This text will be core reading for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying forensic psychology, either as a module on a BSc Psychology degree or on an MSc for trainee Forensic Psychologists. It will also be ideal for early career practitioners.

About Author

James McGuire is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. During his career, he worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings including intellectual disabilities services and a high security hospital, and he has carried out research in prisons, probation, addictions services, and the youth justice system. He has helped to develop guidelines on personality disorders for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and is a member of the Correctional Services Advisory and Accreditation Panel, Ministry of Justice. Simon Duff is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Deputy Director of Forensic Programmes at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he oversees the doctorate programme. His research interests focus primarily on aspects of sexual offending, stalking, fetishism and the impact of pornography. In addition to his academic career, he works with a variety of clients at Mersey Forensic Psychology Service.


PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS, METHODS AND THEORY.- 1. Setting the scene.- 2. Defining and surveying crime.- 3. Researching crime: methods and correlates.- 4. Explaining criminal offences and patterns.- 5. Criminal acts and actors.- PART TWO: TYPES OF CRIME AND INFLUENCING FACTORS.- 6. Serious Violence: Assault and hate crimes.- 7. Serious crime: Single victim homicide.- 8. Extreme violence: multiple homicide.- 9. Sexual offences and partner assault.- 10. Substance-related offending and other serious crimes.- 11. Mental disorder and crime.- PART THREE: INVESTIGATION, EVIDENCE AND SENTENCING.- 12. Police investigation and interviews.- 13. Profiling: methods and results.- 14. Court processes and legal decision making.- 15. Evidence: witnesses, experts and juries.- 16. Sentencing: principles and procedures.- 17. After sentencing.- PART FOUR: PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, STANDARDS AND SKILLS.- 18. Assessment in forensic psychology.- 19. Interventions to reduce re-offending.- 20. Ethical issues in practice.- 21. Professional training, competence and expertise.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780230249097
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780230249097
  • ISBN10: 0230249094
  • edition: 1st ed. 2018

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