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Criminal or forensic psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Criminal or forensic psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Criminal or forensic psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Criminal or forensic psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty

Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 20 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: - Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations - Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls - Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes - Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference - Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations. A majority of police departments across the country conduct psychological evaluations of their police applicants and many also conduct periodic evaluations of incumbent police officers. With a small percentage of psychologists conducting these evaluations, and an even smaller number who have passed through board certification in forensic psychology or police and public safety psychology, there is a pressing need for education and training resources for practitioners seeking to develop competency in this area of practice. Evaluations of Police Suitability and Fitness for Duty, fills a gap in the literature, and explains the legal, procedural, ethical, and clinical foundations for these types of evaluations untethered to any single assessment instrument. Throughout the text, authors David M. Corey and Mark Zelig distinguish between enforceable, standards-based requirements and aspirational best practices. The book starts with a review of the most prominent federal laws and regulations, professional practice guidelines, and ethical standards pertinent to these evaluations. From there, applied chapters provide detailed procedural guidance, including advice for obtaining informed consent, providing disclosure to the involved parties, conducting clinical and collateral interviews, selecting written assessment instruments, integrating assessment findings to reach determinations of suitability and fitness, and preparing written reports and testimony for various audiences and uses.

Discipline and Punish The Birth of the Prison

Discipline and Punish The Birth of the Prison

Author: Michel Foucault Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2020

In the Middle Ages there were gaols and dungeons, but punishment was for the most part a spectacle. In this provocative work, Michel Foucault argues that the development of the Western system of prisons, police and legal hierarchies have merely shifted the focus of social control from our bodies to our souls.

Property Crime Criminological and Psychological Perspectives

Property Crime Criminological and Psychological Perspectives

Author: Amy (Coventry University, UK) Burrell Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2020

Property Crime: Criminological and Psychological Perspectives pulls together expertise from a wide range of academics and practitioners who focus on preventing and investigating property crime. From car theft and vandalism to burglary and robbery, this book provides an insight into the motivations and pathways of crime, as well as how it is investigated and what happens to offenders when they are caught. This book aims to highlight the extent, nature, and impact of property crime as well as providing an overview of different topics such as: offender crime scene behaviour, motivations, the decision process that underpins a range of property-related offences, prosecution, rehabilitation, and prevention. In addition, the processes and challenges involved in investigating and prosecuting property offences are discussed from a range of perspectives, including crime analysts, police detectives, forensic crime scene investigators, and prosecutors. This is an essential read for students, applied researchers, and practitioners working across the criminal justice system. It is a 'one-stop-shop' for anyone interested in this pervasive form of criminal behavior.

Property Crime Criminological and Psychological Perspectives

Property Crime Criminological and Psychological Perspectives

Author: Amy (Coventry University, UK) Burrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2020

Property Crime: Criminological and Psychological Perspectives pulls together expertise from a wide range of academics and practitioners who focus on preventing and investigating property crime. From car theft and vandalism to burglary and robbery, this book provides an insight into the motivations and pathways of crime, as well as how it is investigated and what happens to offenders when they are caught. This book aims to highlight the extent, nature, and impact of property crime as well as providing an overview of different topics such as: offender crime scene behaviour, motivations, the decision process that underpins a range of property-related offences, prosecution, rehabilitation, and prevention. In addition, the processes and challenges involved in investigating and prosecuting property offences are discussed from a range of perspectives, including crime analysts, police detectives, forensic crime scene investigators, and prosecutors. This is an essential read for students, applied researchers, and practitioners working across the criminal justice system. It is a 'one-stop-shop' for anyone interested in this pervasive form of criminal behavior.

The Psychology of Criminal Investigation From Theory to Practice

The Psychology of Criminal Investigation From Theory to Practice

Author: Andy (University of Portsmouth, UK) Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

The contribution of psychological research to the prevention of miscarriages of justice and the development of effective investigative techniques is now established to a point where law enforcement agencies in numerous countries either employ psychologists as part of their staff, or work in cooperation with academic institutions. The application of psychology to investigation is particularly effective when academics and practitioners work together. This book brings together leading experts to discuss the application of psychology to criminal investigation. This book offers an overview of models of investigation from a psychological and practical view point, covering topics such as investigative decision making, the presentation of evidence, witness testimony, the detection of deception, interviewing suspects and evidence-based police training. It is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners engaged with police practice, investigation and forensic psychology.

Intergenerational Continuity of Criminal and Antisocial Behaviour An International Overview of Studies

Intergenerational Continuity of Criminal and Antisocial Behaviour An International Overview of Studies

Author: Veroni I. (NSCR, the Netherlands) Eichelsheim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

The relationship between a parent and a child is without any doubt one of the most influential and intimate relationships over the life course of an individual. Children resemble their parents in a variety of life outcomes such as socioeconomic status, family formation characteristics, and political views. There is growing evidence that some families - despite interventions by child protection services, judicial sanctions, and social mobility - are stuck in patterns of criminal behaviour, poverty, substance abuse, teenage parenthood, and other negative life events. This is a growing global problem for which currently no solution is available. This book brings together the most important and unique findings of intergenerational studies of criminal behaviour from around the world, and from a variety of disciplines, from criminology to sociology to anthropology. Each chapter explores the historical background of a specific study, its most important objectives, and the unique conclusions and implications that can be drawn from the data. Essential reading for all those interested in criminal behaviour, psychological criminology, and intergenerational psychology, this book provides an extensive overview of intergenerational studies on patterns of continuity and discontinuity of criminal, antisocial, or delinquent behaviour, as well as related behaviours or risk factors such as the intergenerational continuities in (harsh) parenting and family relationship quality.

Invisible Trauma Women, Difference and the Criminal Justice System

Invisible Trauma Women, Difference and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Anna Motz, Maxine Dennis, Anne Aiyegbusi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2020

There is an expectation that women will be nurturers and carers. Women who have been judged violent, destructive and criminal and who are detained in the criminal justice system can find themselves perceived through a distorted lens as unwomanly. This book explains how they become hypervisible in their difference, while the histories of trauma and suffering that are communicated through their offending and other risk behaviour remain hidden, and so are unseen. Bringing together authors uniquely placed as experts in their fields, Invisible Trauma argues that it is essential to trace the traumatic roots of women's violence and offending. Powerful intergenerational factors perpetuate the cycles of offending and trauma re-enactment that current sentencing practice overlooks. The authors present a psychoanalytically informed account of the development of violence and other offending, identifying pathways for change to address trauma within the lives of these women and their children, and also to create a responsive, effective and sensitive workforce. Invisible Trauma highlights the role of emotional, social and cultural forces in traumatising women who come into contact with the criminal justice system and uncovers areas of their lives that are all too often hidden from view. It will be invaluable to those working in clinical and forensic psychology, mental health nursing, psychotherapy, social work, medical practice and women's health, as well as frontline practitioners in the criminal justice system, the health service and third sector organizations and for anyone with an interest in racism, equality and social justice.

Invisible Trauma Women, Difference and the Criminal Justice System

Invisible Trauma Women, Difference and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Anna Motz, Maxine Dennis, Anne Aiyegbusi Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2020

There is an expectation that women will be nurturers and carers. Women who have been judged violent, destructive and criminal and who are detained in the criminal justice system can find themselves perceived through a distorted lens as unwomanly. This book explains how they become hypervisible in their difference, while the histories of trauma and suffering that are communicated through their offending and other risk behaviour remain hidden, and so are unseen. Bringing together authors uniquely placed as experts in their fields, Invisible Trauma argues that it is essential to trace the traumatic roots of women's violence and offending. Powerful intergenerational factors perpetuate the cycles of offending and trauma re-enactment that current sentencing practice overlooks. The authors present a psychoanalytically informed account of the development of violence and other offending, identifying pathways for change to address trauma within the lives of these women and their children, and also to create a responsive, effective and sensitive workforce. Invisible Trauma highlights the role of emotional, social and cultural forces in traumatising women who come into contact with the criminal justice system and uncovers areas of their lives that are all too often hidden from view. It will be invaluable to those working in clinical and forensic psychology, mental health nursing, psychotherapy, social work, medical practice and women's health, as well as frontline practitioners in the criminal justice system, the health service and third sector organizations and for anyone with an interest in racism, equality and social justice.

Evidence-Based Offender Profiling

Evidence-Based Offender Profiling

Author: Bryanna Fox Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

Offender profiling is an investigative tool used to narrow down the range of potential suspects for a crime by predicting the personality, behavioral, and demographic characteristics that an offender is likely to possess, based on information collected at the crime scene. While offender profiling has been popularized by TV shows and movies such as Criminal Minds, Silence of the Lambs, and Mindhunter, the accuracy and real-world impact of offender profiling is largely unknown. This book discusses the history of offender profiling, summarizes research on offender profiling methods, and reviews offender profiling evaluations of accuracy and applied impact. This book also describes a promising new offender profiling methodology called Evidence-Based Offender Profiling (Fox & Farrington, 2012, 2015). This new method relies upon empirical data and scientific methods to develop, evaluate, and replicate offender profiles, thereby increasing offender profiling's accuracy and utility for active police investigations. It uses prior information about statistical regularities between types of offenders and types of offenses to predict the characteristics of offenders in unsolved cases. A discussion of the future of offender profiling research and implications for law enforcement is also included. This book also explains how practitioners can benefit from the use of empirically tested and validated profiles in their unsolved investigations, and how the use, continued research, and evaluation of Evidence-Based Offender Profiling can advance the quality, prestige, and utility of the field of offender profiling.

Police Psychology New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science

Police Psychology New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science

Police Psychology: New Trends in Forensic Psychological Science is a relatively new specialty that falls under the umbrella of forensic psychology. Today, it is broadly defined as the application of psychological principles and methods to law enforcement. This publication aims to bring together the contributions of some of the most prolific authors in the field to bridge the gap between the knowledge base of researchers, practitioners and policymakers regarding the interface of psychological sciences and law enforcement.

Criminality in Context The Psychological Foundations of Criminal Justice Reform

Criminality in Context The Psychological Foundations of Criminal Justice Reform

Author: Craig Haney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

In this groundbreaking book that is built on decades of work on the front lines of the criminal justice system, expert psychologist Craig Haney encourages meaningful and lasting reform by changing the public narrative about who commits crime and why. Based on his comprehensive review and analysis of the research, Haney offers a carefully framed and psychologically based blueprint for making the criminal justice system fairer, with strategies to reduce crime through proactive prevention instead of reactive punishment. Haney meticulously reviews evidence documenting the ways in which a person's social history, institutional experiences, and present circumstances powerfully shape their life, with a special focus on the role of social, economic, and racial injustice in crime causation. Haney debunks the 'crime master narrative' - the widespread myth that criminality is a product of free and autonomous 'bad' choices - an increasingly anachronistic view that cannot bear the weight of contemporary psychological data and theory. This is a must-read for understanding what truly influences criminal behavior, and the strategies for prevention and rehabilitation that follow.