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Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application

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Author: Bartol, Curtis R.

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 5

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 688

Release Date: 22-01-2018

Details: Product Description Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fifth Edition, by Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol, demonstrates how to analyze psychological knowledge and research findings and then apply these findings to the civil and criminal justice systems. Focusing on research-based forensic practice and practical application, this text uses real-life examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology. This text introduces you to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. You will develop a multicultural perspective with an ethnic and racial sensitivity, which is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology.  New to the Fifth Edition: Updated statistics, research, and case law, such as recent Aid in Dying legislation, as well as analysis of recent events, help you see the real-world applications to current events.  Updated Focus boxes empower you to dig deeper into current issues, such as mental health courts, community-oriented policing, child abduction, hate crimes, the death penalty, and more. All Focus boxes also contain discussion questions for you to debate in a classroom setting. All new From My Perspective boxes provide you with information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing your career goals. Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers you additional insights into immigration proceedings and ways to consult with the courts.  Additional coverage of human trafficking and online sexual predators enables you to better understand the psychological effects on victims and the services available to help.  Current research on violent video games, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking provides real examples of the effects of violent media.   New research on juveniles allows you to see the important contributions of neuropsychologists, particularly in terms of brain development in adolescents and promising community-based treatment approaches for juveniles.  Review "The text provides a great, general overview of different areas of criminal and civil forensic psychology." -- Apryl Alexander, PsyD "Among the existing textbooks, Bartol & Bartol’s book is not only a comprehensive textbook on knowledge and research in forensic psychology and psychology and law, it has a strong orientation to contemporary practice of the field.  The book covers the full scope of forensic psychology with chapters organized under the five sub disciplines:  legal psychology, police and public safety psychology, criminal psychology, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology.  The book also covers some of the emerging areas in forensic psychology such as family forensic psychology, public safety psychology, investigative psychology, and forensic neuropsychology." -- Albert Toh  "…an excellent overall introduction to the field of forensic psychology…provides a very comprehensive overview to the specialty areas of forensic psychology which is very important for students who may not know what forensic psychology is or how broad the field is." -- Kendell L. Coker, Ph.D., J.D. "Comprehensive, follows my model of forensic psychology and cost-efficient." -- Michael P. Hoff, Ph.D. About the Author Curt R. Bartol was a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Biopsychology, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Profiling, and Psychology and Law. He earned his PhD in personality/social psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He studied political science and law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under a fellowship from the National Institute for the Humanities (NIH). He was inst

Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 7.9 x 1.3 inches

Languages: English