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Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Second Edition: Issues and Controversies in Crime and Justice

Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Second Edition: Issues and Controversies in Crime and Justice
Author: Bruce A. Arrigo - Stacey L. Shipley
ISBN 13: 9780120643516
ISBN 10: 120643510
Edition: 2
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2004-12-24
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 600
List Price: $75.95

Praise for the Previous Edition:

"...the text is very useful in that it presents the most compelling and urgent issues facing the criminal justice system, and the Forensic Psychologist who works within it today. Students (and others) who read this text will come away with a strong sense of what controversies grip the field and how difficult they are to resolve."

Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Second Edition is an original approach to understanding how psychologists impact the research, practice, and policy of crime, law, and justice. Divided into four sections on criminal forensics, civil forensics, policing and law enforcement, and corrections and prison practices, the text examines police, court, and correctional aspects of forensic psychology. Each of the twelve chapters are organized around relevant case illustrations, include comprehensive literature reviews, and discuss policy implications and avenues of future research. Each chapter additionally incorporates research on race, gender, and class, as well as including a practice update, highlighting a timely issue or controversy.

The text thoughtfully explores a wide range of adult, juvenile, family, and community themes of interest to students, practitioners, and administrators. New to the Second Edition is a chapter on international criminal forensic psychology, and sections on assessing psychiatric work-related disability, termination of parental rights, counseling prison populations, malingering, crisis intervention in prisons/jails, and child custody evaluations. Suitable as a primary text for courses on psychology and criminal justice, the book may also serve as a reference tool for practicing forensic psychologists.


Explores how psychologists impact the research, practice and policy of crime, law and justice. The text is divided into three broad sections on police and law enforcement, court and the legal system, and corrections and prison practice. Each of these sections is further divided into adult, juvenile, civil and family forensics. Rather than touching on every aspect of the field, the author focuses on the more controversial issues currently influencing the development of the field. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\