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Criminological and forensic psychology

Criminological and forensic psychology

Gavin, Helen, author

This second edition is an even more theoretically rigorous, practically relevant, engaging and fun introduction to this broad and fascinating field. It covers both the conceptual basis within which psychology knowledge is applied in forensic contexts and the practical applications of psychology to the criminal civil justice systems

Paperback, Book. English.
Second edition.
Published Los Angeles: SAGE, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Helen Gavin
ISBN: 1526424274, 9781526424273
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: 2014.
Physical Description: 496 pages
Subject: Criminal psychology.; Crime.; Forensic psychology.


  1. Section 1: Defining Criminological and Forensic Psychology
  2. Defining Forensic Psychology
  3. Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
  4. Section 2: Psychological Explanations of Crime
  5. Psychological Approaches to Understanding Crime
  6. Who Commits Crime? The Criminal Mind
  7. Juvenile Criminals
  8. Section 3: Psychological Explanations of Specific Crime Types
  9. The Psychology of Homicide
  10. The Psychology of Terrorism
  11. Crimes of a Sexual Nature
  12. Intimate Relationship Aggression: Domestic Violence and Domestic Homicide
  13. The Psychology of Firesetting
  14. The Psychology of Theft, Robbery, and Burglary
  15. The Psychology of Economic Crime
  16. Section 4: Psychology in Detection and Investigation
  17. Psychology in the Investigation of Crime
  18. Psychology in the Police Station 1: Victims and Witnesses
  19. Psychology in the Police Station 2: Investigative Interviews and the Psychology of False Confession
  20. Section 5: Psychology in the Court Room
  21. Psychology in Court 1: Procedures and Evidence
  22. Psychology in Court 2: The Defendant's Mind
  23. Psychology in Court 3: The Mind of the Jury
  24. Section 6: Psychology in Prison
  25. Punishment, Rehabilitation, and Psychology
  26. Adjustment to Prison Life: Mental Disorder, Life Imprisonment, and Death Row