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Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives

  • Lenore E. Walker
  • David Shapiro
  • Stephanie Akl
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. What is Forensic Psychology?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 3-13
    3. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 15-24
    4. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 25-34
  3. Understanding the Criminal Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 37-51
    3. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 53-67
    4. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 69-85
    5. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 87-94
    6. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 95-110
    7. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 111-120
    8. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 121-135
  4. Can Psychologists Measure Pain and Suffering?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 139-153
    3. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 155-172
    4. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 173-181
  5. Family Law and Fitness to Parent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 185-201
    3. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 203-226
    4. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 227-238
    5. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 239-258
  6. Juvenile Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 261-276
    3. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 277-290
    4. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 291-305
  7. Legal Consultation Based on Social Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 309-323
    3. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 325-335
    4. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 337-348
  8. Practical Tips for Forensic Psychology Experts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 351-363
    3. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 365-373
    4. Lenore E. Walker, David Shapiro, Stephanie Akl
      Pages 375-385
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 387-393

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a broad overview of the history and practice of forensic psychology, illustrating the principles of how psychological knowledge can inform judges and juries in the U.S. legal system with reference to several high publicity cases. The second edition contains new case law and discusses its implications in the major areas of forensics, examining new developments in juvenile justice, malpractice complaints, and reproductive rights, among other topics.

The authors address specific aspects of forensic psychology within seven distinct sections:

  1. What is Forensic Psychology?
  2. Understanding the Criminal Mind
  3. Can Psychologists Measure Pain and Suffering?
  4. Family Law and Fitness to Parent
  5. Juvenile Justice
  6. Legal Consultation Based on Social Psychology
  7. Practical Tips for Forensic Psychology Experts

An essential resource for current and aspiring forensic psychologists, the second edition of Introduction to Forensic Psychology serves as a thorough introduction to a complex field, featuring updated cases and related legal developments.

Keywords

Delinquency Involuntary Commitment Juvenile Justice Therapeutic Jurisprudence civil law clinical psychology perspectives criminal responsibility expert testimony family law forensic psychology legal rights of children malpractice personal injury psychological interventions in forensic settings reproductive rights and the law school violence self-defense and syndrome testimony social psychology perspectives trial consultation

Authors and affiliations

  • Lenore E. Walker
    • 1
  • David Shapiro
    • 2
  • Stephanie Akl
    • 3
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  3. 3.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA

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