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Forensic Psychology and Law

Forensic Psychology and Law
Author: Ronald Roesch - Patricia A. Zapf - Stephen D. Hart
ISBN 13: 9780470096239
ISBN 10: 470096233
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-12-21
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
List Price: $115.00

"In Forensic Psychology and Law, three internationally known experts provide exceptional coverage of a wide array of topics that address both the clinical applications of forensic psychology and the role of psychological science in understanding and evaluating legal assumptions and processes." - Norman Poythress, PhD, Research Director and Professor, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Dept. of Mental Health Law and Policy

"Forensic Psychology and Law is a major contribution to the teaching of law and psychology. Roesch, Zapf, and Hart offer a timely, comprehensive, and succinct overview of the field that will offer widespread appeal to those interested in this vibrant and growing area. Outstanding." - Kirk Heilbrun, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Drexel University

"In this volume, three noted experts have managed to capture the basic elements of forensic psychology. It is clearly written, well organized, and provides real world examples to hold the interest of any reader. While clarifying complex issues, the authors also present a very balanced discussion of a number of the most hotly debated topics." - Mary Alice Conroy, PhD, ABPP, Psychological Services Center, Sam Houston State University

A Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Discussion of the Interface Between Forensic Psychology and Law

Forensic Psychology and Law covers the latest theory, research, and practice in the field and provides thought-provoking discussion of topics with chapters on:

  • Forensic assessment in criminal and civil domains

  • Eyewitness identification

  • Police investigations, interrogations, and confessions

  • Correctional psychology

  • Psychology, law, and public policy

  • Ethics and professional issues