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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!

Crime and Criminality Social, Psychological, and Neurobiological Explanations

Crime and Criminality Social, Psychological, and Neurobiological Explanations

Author: Ehor Boyanowsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2019

This informative and entertaining book, peppered with personal anecdotes, and rich in case studies, adopts an eclectic approach to studying the causes of crime. Rather than rely on one theoretical position, Boyanowsky opts to borrow from a variety of theories to arrive at the most effective answer. As a result, even seasoned veterans will learn from this book. Crime and Criminality employs case studies, both notorious and lesser known, to bring theories to life, and to offer insight into vital contemporary topics like domestic violence, child pornography, genocide, the effect of climate change on crime, and the evolution of cybercrime. Entertaining, and accessible, and comparative in scope, this text is ideal for students and general readers interested in understanding the varied causes of crime. Instructor supports in the form of PowerPoint slides as well as introductions, and summaries for each chapter make this an ideal text for criminology courses.

Hugo Munsterberg's Psychology and Law A Historical and Contemporary Assessment

Hugo Munsterberg's Psychology and Law A Historical and Contemporary Assessment

The German-American psychologist Hugo Munsterberg is widely regarded as a founder of the modern field of psychology and law. A public and controversial figure, Munsterberg's now century-old ideas and research approaches nevertheless continue to thrive. Indeed, contemporary law-psychology still grapples with many of the issues raised by Munsterberg in his seminal 1908 book, On the Witness Stand. Hugo Munsterberg's Psychology and Law: A Historical and Contemporary Assessment makes Munsterberg's enduring insights available to a new generation of scholars and students and presents the state of the science on the very concepts that Munsterberg was one of the first to investigate. These include eyewitness memory, deception detection, false confessions, suggestibility, hypnotism, and the causes of criminal behavior. Opening with a brief biography of Munsterberg and a historical overview of the field, the book's organization closely follows that of On the Witness Stand, with each chapter providing a summary of Munsterberg's work followed by a contemporary perspective on the topic. Each chapter asks the reader to consider what we have learned since Munsterberg's time and whether subsequent research has shown him to be right or wrong. The final chapter asks what Munsterberg may have missed, and what we may be missing today. Hugo Munsterberg's Psychology and Law will be of interest to a broad range of scholars, practitioners, and professionals in the legal and mental health fields.

Crime and Criminality Social, Psychological, and Neurobiological Explanations

Crime and Criminality Social, Psychological, and Neurobiological Explanations

Author: Ehor Boyanowsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

This informative and entertaining book, peppered with personal anecdotes, and rich in case studies, adopts an eclectic approach to studying the causes of crime. Rather than rely on one theoretical position, Boyanowsky opts to borrow from a variety of theories to arrive at the most effective answer. As a result, even seasoned veterans will learn from this book. Crime and Criminality employs case studies, both notorious and lesser known, to bring theories to life, and to offer insight into vital contemporary topics like domestic violence, child pornography, genocide, the effect of climate change on crime, and the evolution of cybercrime. Entertaining, and accessible, and comparative in scope, this text is ideal for students and general readers interested in understanding the varied causes of crime. Instructor supports in the form of PowerPoint slides as well as introductions, and summaries for each chapter make this an ideal text for criminology courses.

Confronting Racism Integrating Mental Health Research into Legal Strategies and Reforms

Confronting Racism Integrating Mental Health Research into Legal Strategies and Reforms

Author: Robert T Carter, Thomas D (Oregon State University) Scheuermann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2019

This book proposes a comprehensive approach to confronting racism through a foundational framework as well as practical strategies to correct and reverse the course of the past and catalyze the stalled efforts of the present. It will do so by focusing on those specific aspects of law and legal theory that intersect with psychological research and practice. In Part I, the historical and current underpinnings of racial injustice and the obstacles to combating racism are introduced. Part II examines the documented psychological and emotional effects of racism, including race-based traumatic stress. In Part III, the authors analyze the application of forensic mental health assessment in addressing race-related experiences and present a legal and policy framework for reforming institutional and organizational policies. Finally, the authors advocate for a close, collaborative approach among legal and mental health professionals and their clients to seek redress for racial discrimination. Confronting Racism provides a framework for legal, mental health, and other related social science professionals and leaders to acknowledge and act on the harmful aspects of our societal systems.

Confronting Racism Integrating Mental Health Research into Legal Strategies and Reforms

Confronting Racism Integrating Mental Health Research into Legal Strategies and Reforms

Author: Robert T Carter, Thomas D (Oregon State University) Scheuermann Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

This book proposes a comprehensive approach to confronting racism through a foundational framework as well as practical strategies to correct and reverse the course of the past and catalyze the stalled efforts of the present. It will do so by focusing on those specific aspects of law and legal theory that intersect with psychological research and practice. In Part I, the historical and current underpinnings of racial injustice and the obstacles to combating racism are introduced. Part II examines the documented psychological and emotional effects of racism, including race-based traumatic stress. In Part III, the authors analyze the application of forensic mental health assessment in addressing race-related experiences and present a legal and policy framework for reforming institutional and organizational policies. Finally, the authors advocate for a close, collaborative approach among legal and mental health professionals and their clients to seek redress for racial discrimination. Confronting Racism provides a framework for legal, mental health, and other related social science professionals and leaders to acknowledge and act on the harmful aspects of our societal systems.

Reviewing Crime Psychology

Reviewing Crime Psychology

Author: Professor David (University of Huddersfield, UK) Canter Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

The recent explosion of research and practice relating to offending and the related investigative and legal processes makes it extremely difficult for anyone to master these emerging areas of research. This book will help readers to navigate through this rapidly expanding area of scholarship and practice by bringing together a number of recent reviews on key topics by leading experts in the field. Contributions to the volume discuss developments in the study of interviewing and the detection of deception together with explorations of victims and offenders. The psychological background and consequences of school bullying, child sexual abuse and male rape are also explored, as are the challenges of collecting information about crimes as varied as burglary and serial killing. This book will be a valuable resource for criminologists, crime and forensic psychologists, students of socio-legal processes and all those involved in legal and investigative activities. The chapters in this book were originally published as review articles in Crime Psychology Review.

Sexual Crime, Religion and Spirituality

Sexual Crime, Religion and Spirituality

Author: Belinda Winder Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2019

This book offers a collection of original contributions to the literature on sexual crime, religion and spirituality. Does religion help people desist from sexual crime? Can it form the basis of interventions to rehabilitate people? Or does it provide justification and opportunity for committing it? What do the perpetrators say about their faith? What about the victims and survivors of sexual crime? The book asks and answers these questions and more in a unique collection of chapters - from academics, chaplains and prisoners. The book begins with an exploration of the role, history and development of chaplaincy in the prison system over the years, before providing a more personal look through the eyes of the Lead Chaplain at Rampton High Secure hospital in the UK. Subsequent chapters weave together theories of desistance from sexual crime, and analyses of perpetrators' accounts of their offending are also offered, alongside firsthand accounts of prisoners from a range of religions. The book concludes with a thoughtful journey through the book by the Lead Chaplain at HMP Stafford, UK. It will provide fresh insights for students and scholars of psychology, criminology, theology and social work, as well as for practitioners, chaplains, and readers with an interest in learning about sexual crime, religion and spirituality.

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.

A Practical Approach to Risk Assessment

A Practical Approach to Risk Assessment

Author: William H. Campbell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2019

A Practical Approach to Risk Assessment provides the reader with the requisite clinical background and an easily learned, practical model for performing systematic risk assessments for suicide and violence. Upon completion of this book, readers will understand the stratification of the patient's level of risk (low, moderate, or high) for each of these at the time of the risk assessment and in the future, and will develop a clinically informed risk reduction plan to mitigate any future risk of violence and suicide. A CD, which includes copies of all relevant tables, charts, and worksheets for printing, will also be included, as well as a section on psychiatric negligence and malpractice.

Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery

Strengths-Based Approaches to Crime and Substance Use From Drugs and Crime to Desistance and Recovery

Although there is a strong and growing literature in the two areas of desistance and addiction recovery, they have developed along parallel pathways with little systematic assessment of the empirical evidence about the co-occurrence of the relationship or how one area can learn from the other. This book aims to fill that gap by bringing together emerging literature on the relationship between offending and substance use. Instead of focusing on the active period of its onset and persistence, this book examines the mechanisms that support desistance, addiction recovery, and the common themes of reintegration and rehabilitation. With contributions from a wide range of international experts in the fields of desistance and addiction recovery, the book focuses on a strengths-based, relational and community-focused approach to long term change in offending and drug-using populations, as well as the shared barriers to effective reintegration for both. This book will be highly informative for a wide audience, from academics and students interested in studying desistance and recovery to those working in addiction services and the criminal justice system as well as policy makers, as well as the people undertaking their own journeys to desistance and recovery.