Forensic Psychology and Law

John Wiley & Sons

Praise for Forensic Psychology and Law

"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
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About the author

Ronald Roesch is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University outside Vancouver, British Colum-bia. He is Editor of the Journal Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Patricia A. Zapf is Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is an Associate Editor for the American Psychology-Law Society Journal, Law and Human Behavior.

Stephen D. Hart is Professor of Psychology at Simon Fraser University. He is the Editor of the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Dec 4, 2009
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Pages
500
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ISBN
9780470570395
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Forensic Psychology
Psychology / General
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Gianni Pirelli
Few resources exist for those interested in developing their professional competence vis-à-vis ethics in forensic psychology, with the most recent text being published more than a decade ago. However, forensic psychology is changing quickly and there is a need for a current guide on ethics within the field. The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology highlights the ethical standards and guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (EPPCC) and the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (SGFP). This Casebook provides readers with a practical review of these ethical standards and professional guidelines in the context of forensic case vignettes with corresponding commentary by leaders in the field. Concepts are presented using a best-practices model that encourages and promotes engaging in empirically supported decision-making. This volume is distinct from all others published in this area, given its inclusion and integration of a review of the ethical standards and guidelines contained in the EPPCC and SGFP, in addition to numerous types of ethical dilemmas encountered in forensic practice, a review of the relevant empirical literature and case law/legal statutes, and commentary by experts in forensic psychology. This unique Casebook will prove useful for a broad audience including academics in forensic psychology, psychology graduate and post-doctoral students and trainees, practitioners, mental health counselors, social workers, and legal professionals.
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