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Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Wrightsman and Fulero present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles. Through this lens, the authors explore the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's values for data. The authors provide students with an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology.
- Current references have been added that reflect changes in the field of forensic psychology.
- Many new cases, boxes, and features reflect up-to-date examples of the points discussed.
- Wrightsman and Folero introduce students to the practice of forensic psychology, presenting the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, as well as the challenges of their role working in the legal system.
- FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY explores the ethical responsibilities of the field and shows readers how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, trial consultants on jury selection and child custody hearings, and more.
2. Forensic Psychologists: Roles and Responsibilities.
3. Psychology and Law Enforcement: Selection, Training, and Evaluation.
4. Techniques of Criminal Investigation: Profiling, Psychological Autopsies, Hypnosis, and Lie Detection.
5. Insanity and Competency.
6. From Dangerousness to Risk Assessment: Violence, Sexual Offending, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Suicide.
7. "Syndrome" Evidence: Battered Woman Syndrome and Rape Trauma Syndrome.
8. Child Sexual Abuse.
9. Child Custody and Related Decisions.
10. Improving Eyewitness Identification Procedures.
11. Interrogations and Confessions.
12. Trial Consultation: Jury Selection, Case Preparation, and Pretrial Publicity.
14. Sexual Harassment.
15. Death Penalty Trials and Appeals.
16. Influencing Public Policy.
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Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
The Instructor's Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation, including questions for discussion, class activities, and suggested websites. The Test Bank offers over 600 questions, including multiple choice and essay questions with sample answers.