Forensic Psychology, 2nd Edition
- Stephen Porter
- Lawrence S. Wrightsman
- ISBN-10: 0176509364
- ISBN-13: 9780176509361
- 0 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2006
- COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
Written by two of the leading scholars in the field, Forensic Psychology, Second Canadian Edition, introduces students and the public at large to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. It presents the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, addresses both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles, and explores the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists. The authors provide students with an accurate and candid picture of the field in Canada and internationally today. Along with an increased amount of Canadian criminal case material and new Canadian Researcher Profile boxes, the second Canadian edition has been extensively revised to expand on recent changes in the Canadian judicial system, and to include a much broader coverage of eyewitness testimony, investigative/police psychology, and the psychology, risk assessment, and treatment of sexual offenders and psychopaths.
About the Authors
Chapter 1: An Analysis of the Field of Forensic Psychology
Chapter 2: Roles and Responsibilities of Forensic Psychologists
Chapter 3: The Police: Selection, Training, and Evaluation
Chapter 4: Criminal Profiling
Chapter 5: Deception Detection in the Legal System
Chapter 6: Remembering Crime
Chapter 7: Police Interrogations and Confessions
Chapter 8: The Psychology of the Jury
Chapter 9: Criminal Responsibility and Competency to Stand Trial
Chapter 10: Intimate Partner Violence, Homicide and Stalking
Chapter 11: Sex Offenders
Chapter 12: The Psychology of Child and Adult Sexual Assault Victims
Chapter 13: Psychopathy: History, Assessment, Etiology, and Its Association with Violence
Chapter 14: The Role of Psychology in Sentencing, Parole, and Dangerous Offender Hearings in Canada
Chapter 15: The Promising Future of Forensic Psychology in Canada
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
The Instructor's Resources for Forensic Psychology include a Test Bank, NETA Presentation PowerPoints and Day One Slides.