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Forensic Psychology
Theory, research, policy and practice



September 2015 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd


Winner of the British Psychological Society Book Award 2018 - Textbook category


'This fascinating book examines some of the ideological underpinnings of forensic psychological research, policy and practice. It is refreshingly reflective and a significant contribution to the field. I strongly recommend it.'
- Professor Graham Towl, Durham University and formerly Chief Psychologist at the Ministry of Justice

'The strength of this book is the complexity of concepts and topics covered mean that it is suitable for students who wish to be challenged.’
- Dr Louise Almond, University of Liverpool

'This is a book for people who like to think. It presents the realities of practice with the challenges of theory and asks the reader to shake off complacency. It is insightful and challenging but most of all, it is very readable.'
- Professor Joanna R. Adler, Middlesex University

Students of Forensic Psychology need to learn how to combine practical skills such as report writing or assessments with a critical understanding of both theory and the wider political and policy landscape that surrounds the profession.

Mapped to the British Psychological Society’s Stage One and Two training requirements for forensic psychologists Forensic Psychology: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice will help you understand how these crucial areas of the profession interact and how they can shape one another. Throughout the text the authors provide a detailed analysis of key concepts, debates and theories while weaving in insights and reflections from key professionals, ensuring you have the necessary knowledge and skills to pass assignments and get past the stage 2 supervised practice requirements en route to becoming a qualified forensic psychologist.

This text will be essential reading for all those on MSc Forensic Psychology courses, and will also be a useful reader for those on practitioner doctorates as well as the already qualified needing to keep up with the CPD. The book is also a useful companion to professionals in allied criminal justice professions.
 
Chapter 1: Scene Setting
 
Chapter 2: Place Setting
 
Chapter 3: The Legal Setting
 
Chapter 4: Ideological Context
 
Chapter 5: Political Context
 
Chapter 6: Theoretical Context
 
Chapter 7: Researching
 
Chapter 8: Victims
 
Chapter 9: Profiling Offenders
 
Chapter 10: Assessment
 
Chapter 11: Treatment and Rehabilitation
 
Chapter 12: Report Writing
 
Chapter 13: Re-imagining Forensic Psychology

This comprehensive volume captures the psychological aspect of criminality. It is an important study comprising of theory, research,policy and practice of the discipline and is a natural development for students of Criminology to develop their understanding of crime from the perspective of psychology.

Mr Martin Dorgan
MBA, University College Cork (NUI)
December 11, 2015

Excellent reading to build an understanding of forensic psychology.

Mr Martin Dorgan
MBA, University College Cork (NUI)
May 12, 2016

At last a textbook which engages and challenges students of varying abilities. A fabulous all rounder!

Mrs karen mary eaton-thomas
School of Psychology, University of Wales, Trinity St David
August 20, 2015
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