Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology

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Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology, 3/e is a market leading text in its field.  It provides students with a fascinating and informative introduction through the use of up-to-date, clear, critical and comprehensive coverage of the subject matter, written in a student-friendly style.

The text is research driven, and examples and analysis of relevant studies throughout the text ensure that readers become comfortable with theory whilst learning about the practical nature of criminal and forensic psychology.  Fully revised and updated with international research, this edition includes a new chapter on terrorism and hostage taking, in addition to two chapters looking at the important area of profile analysis.  Coverage of other topical issues within the field includes eye witness testimony, and prison effectiveness.

Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychologyis an essential textbook for undergraduate students studying psychology, applied psychology and criminology degrees.  It is also highly useful in many other subjects whereby students need an understanding of how psychology relates to criminal justice and the law.

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"Already a classic in its field, this updated text provides a lucid and critical review of forensic and criminal psychology.  Dennis Howitt is to be congratulated for providing both breadth and depth across this rapidly expanding discipline."

Dr Jane Clarbour, University of York

 

“Impressive... I love the style of this book and believe that students and researchers will find the theory and context invaluable in underpinning their knowledge of forensic and criminal psychology. 

Dr Joy Coogan, University of East London

 

“An excellent introduction to forensic psychology.  The chapters are very well-organised and include an examination of key concepts and important controversies while the Forensic Psychology in Action sections provide students with an insight into the ways in which theory, research and practice work together in applied forensic settings.”

Dr Lorraine Hope, University of Portsmouth

 

Up-to-date, clear and comprehensive coverage of the subject makes Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology an essential read for students and a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in this popular subject. Its student-friendly style and useful features ensure that readers become comfortable with theory whilst learning about the practical nature of the field.

Fully revised and updated with international research, this third edition of Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology includes a new chapter on terrorism and hostage taking and now has two chapters looking at the important area of profile analysis.

Key features

·        Comprehensive, accessible and fully up to date with the latest research across the field.

·        A range of pedagogical features are included to stimulate interest, add clarity, and encourage a deeper understanding:  ‘Key Concepts’ are highlighted across the text; examples of Forensic Psychology ‘In Action’ are provided; and ‘Controversies’ in the field considered.

·        Important research studies and theories from an international perspective are described in depth.

·        New glossary provides explanation of key terms for easy reference

·        New end of chapter further reading section helps students discover key resources and how they can be used.

 

A comprehensive website supports this book at www.pearsoned.co.uk/howitt. This features a range of resources including multiple choice questions, essay questions, links to further reading, a guide to becoming a forensic psychologist plus interviews with researchers about their studies in the field.  

 

An essential textbook for undergraduate students studying psychology, applied psychology and criminology degrees. It is also highly useful in many other subjects for which students need an understanding of how psychology relates to criminal justice and the law.

 

Dennis Howitt is Reader in Applied Psychology at Loughborough University.

 

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