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Author Arrigo, Bruce A.

Title Introduction to forensic psychology : issues and controversies in crime and justice / Bruce A. Arrigo, Stacey L. Shipley.

Publication Info. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  614.1 A776I    Check Shelf
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xxvi, 571 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-550) and index.
Contents pt. I. Court and the legal systems : criminal forensics -- 1. Adult forensics -- Overview -- Competency to stand trial -- Jury selection -- Psychological tests and forensic assessment instruments in the courtroom -- Risk assessment -- Forensic verdicts or psychiatric justice : not guilty by reason of insanity and guilty but mentally ill -- The forensic psychologist as expert witness -- The maximum-security forensic hospital -- 2. Juvenile/family forensics -- Overview -- Defining the age of criminal responsibility -- Children/juveniles and the reliability of their courtroom testimony -- Sentencing : psychology of juvenile rehabilitation -- Domestic violence -- Family violence : homicide -- 3. International criminal forensics -- Overview -- The psychology of terrorism : motivations, implications, and healing -- The insanity defense and competency to stand trial -- Violence risk assessment and mentally disordered offenders.
pt. II. Court and legal system : civil forensics -- 4. Civil forensics -- Overview -- Defining mental illness -- Right to refuse treatment -- Least restrictive alternative doctrine -- Evaluating psychiatric work-related disability -- Duty to inform versus client confidentiality -- Victim-offender mediation -- 5. Juvenile/family forensics -- Overview -- Family law and emotional rights -- Best interests of the child doctrine -- The role of psychologists in custody evaluations -- 6. Family forensics -- Overview -- Impact of mental health law doctrines on families : paternalism and parens patriae -- Family trauma and the cycle of crime -- Termination of parental rights -- Gay/lesbian rights and definitions of the family.
pt. III. Police and law enforcement -- 7. Adult issues in policing -- Overview -- Adult criminal profiling -- Use of force -- Coerced confessions -- The police personality and pre-employment screenings -- Policing minority populations -- 8. Juvenile issues in policing/psychology -- Overview -- Dealing with troubled youths at school and in the community -- Policing juvenile gangs -- Juveniles' attitudes toward the police -- Adolescent female prostitutes : criminals or victims? -- 9. Family/community issues in policing -- Overview -- Police as mediators in domestic disputes -- Police stress -- Police work and family stress -- Police and the mentally ill -- Community policing : trendy or effective? -- Police training : communication skills and conflict resolution.
pt. IV. Corrections and prison practices -- 10. Adult issues in corrections/correctional psychology -- Overview -- An offender's right to refuse treatment -- Incarcerating and executing the mentally ill -- Suicide risk, screening, and crisis intervention for inmates -- Sex-offender treatment -- Prison violence -- Inmate sexuality -- 11. Juvenile issues in corrections -- Overview -- Juveniles in adult jails -- Juveniles on death row -- Juvenile boot camp -- Suicide among incarcerated juveniles -- Incarceration of status offenders -- 12. Family/community issues in corrections/correctional psychology -- Overview -- Psychological stress and correctional work -- Intellectually disabled inmates -- Society's reaction to sex offenders -- Women working in male prisons -- Make-believe families -- Women in prison and mother-child separation.
Summary "Suitable for course adoption in a variety of undergraduate and graduate curricula, instructors will find this book most useful as primary source reading in classes exploring psychology and the legal system, criminal behavior, psychology, public policy, and the law: the criminal offender, topics in criminal justice and psychology, and introduction to forensic psychology. Complete in its coverage and concise in its analysis, this book is a must read for anyone wishing to learn about the fascinating and complex world of law, psychology, and crime."--Jacket.
Subject Forensic psychology.
Forensic Psychiatry -- methods. (DNLM)D005555Q000379
Crime -- psychology. (DNLM)D003415Q000523
Jurisprudence. (DNLM)D007603
Law Enforcement. (DNLM)D035846
Forensic psychology. (OCoLC)fst00932009
Gerichtliche Psychologie. (DE-588)4131534-0
Gerechtelijke psychologie.
Added Author Shipley, Stacey L.
ISBN 0120643510 (alkaline paper)
9780120643516 (alkaline paper)
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