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Criminological and forensic psychology

Criminological and forensic psychology

Gavin, Helen, author

Written in a student-friendly and engaging style, this textbook covers all the required academic areas of study in addition to explaining how to conduct applications and interventions in the field of forensic and criminological psychology

Book. English.
Published Los Angeles: SAGE, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: by Helen Gavin
ISBN: 1848607008, 1848607016, 9781848607002, 9781848607019
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 416 pages
Subject: Forensic psychology Textbooks.; Crime.; Criminal psychology Textbooks.


  1. PART 1: DEFINING CRIMINOLOGICAL AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGYChapter 1: Defining Forensic PsychologyChapter 2: Research Methods in Forensic PsychologyPART 2: PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS OF CRIMEChapter 3: Theoretical Explanations of CrimeChapter 4: Who Commits Crime? The Criminal MindChapter 5: Juvenile CriminalsPART 3: PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS OF SPECIFIC CRIME TYPESChapter 6: The Psychology of HomicideChapter 7:The Psychology of TerrorismChapter 8t: Crimes of a Sexual NatureChapter 9: The Psychology of FiresettingChapter 10: The Psychology of Theft, Robbery and BurglaryChapter 11: The Psychology of Economic CrimePART 4: PSYCHOLOGY IN DETECTION AND INVESTIGATIONChapter 12: Psychology in the Investigation of CrimeChapter 13: Psychology in the Police Station 1: Victims and WitnessesChapter 14: Psychology in the Police Station 2: Investigative Interviews and the Psychology of False ConfessionPART 5: PSYCHOLOGY IN THE COURT ROOMChapter 15: Psychology in Court 1Chapter 16: Psychology in Court
  2. The Defendant's MindChapter 17: Psychology in Court
  3. The JuryPART 6: PSYCHOLOGY IN PRISONChapter 18: Psychology in PrisonChapter 19: Imprisonment and Mental DisorderChapter 20: Long Term and Life Imprisonment


'The great strength of this book is that it covers a broad spectrum of topics and real cases in a way that will be of great interest to students of forensic psychology, criminology, police work and all other related disciplines.'||'A good review of the field of forensic psychology, it will certainly help aspiring students with writing their essays and get excited as they do so.  In a crowded world this one stands out.'