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Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Research and Application

Fourth Edition
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October 2014 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Filled with real–life examples, practical applications, and case law discussions, Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fourth Edition covers new and emerging fields of study, the many areas where psychology plays a significant role in the civil and criminal justice systems, and the wide range of issues that are an integral part of the forensic psychologist’s day-to-day work. This unique, career-oriented textbook emphasizes a multicultural perspective that focuses on the application of psychological knowledge and research. Authors Curt and Anne Bartol expose readers to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. The authors also provide extensive, up-to-date references for students to find more material on the subject areas covered.
 
PART I: Introduction
 
CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Chapter Objectives  
Forensic Psychology: An Overview  
Brief History of Forensic Psychology  
Forensic Psychology Today  
Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Forensic Social Work  
Careers in Psychology  
Forensic Psychology as a Specialty  
Research and Practice Careers in Forensic Psychology  
 
PART II: Police and Investigative Psychology
 
CHAPTER 2: Psychology of Police and Public Safety
Forensic Assessment in Police and Public Safety Psychology  
Psychological Intervention Responsibilities  
Operational Responsibilities  
Consulting and Research Activities  
 
CHAPTER 3: Psychology of Investigations
Profiling  
Problems with Profiling  
Police Interviewing and Interrogation  
Detection of Deception  
Forensic Hypnosis  
Eyewitness Evidence  
 
PART III: Legal Psychology
 
CHAPTER 4: Consulting and Testifying
Chapter Objectives  
Court Structure and Jurisdiction  
The Judicial Process  
The Assessment of Risk  
Trial and Litigation Consultation  
Expert Testimony  
Surviving the Witness Stand  
 
CHAPTER 5: Consulting With Criminal Courts
Competency to Stand Trial  
Insanity  
Other Defenses Pertaining to Criminal Conduct  
Sentencing Evaluations  
Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators  
 
CHAPTER 6: Family Law and Other Forms of Civil Litigation
Child Custody Evaluations  
Forensic Psychology and Civil Litigation  
Civil Capacities  
Involuntary Civil Commitment  
Sexual and Gender Harassment  
 
PART IV: Criminal Psychology
 
CHAPTER 7: The Development of Delinquent and Criminal Behavior
The Juvenile Offender  
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending  
The Developmental Perspective  
A Developmental Dual Systems Model of Adolescent Risk Taking  
Developmental Factors in the Formation of Persistent Criminal Behavior  
Biological Factors  
Additional Social Developmental Influences  
Juvenile Firesetting: An Illustration of Developmental Perspective  
The Criminal Psychopath  
Juvenile Psychopathy  
The Female Psychopath  
Racial/Ethnic Differences  
CHAPTER 8: Psychology of Violence and Intimidation  
UCR Data on Violent Crime  
The Effects of Violent Media  
Threat Assessment  
Workplace Violence  
Criminal Homicide  
Hate or Bias Crimes  
Stalking: The Crime of Intimidation  
 
CHAPTER 9: Psychology of Sexual Assault
Definitions of Sexual Assault and Rape  
Date Rape  
Demographics of Men who Rape  
Typologies of Men who Rape  
The Massachusetts Treatment Center Rapist Typology  
MTC: R3  
The Groth Rapist Typology  
Pedophilia  
Female Sex Offender Typologies  
Online Sexual Predators  
Juvenile Sex Offenders  
Recidivism Rates of Sex Offenders  
Assessment of Sex Offenders  
 
PART V: Victimology and Victim Services
 
CHAPTER 10: Forensic Psychology and Victims of Crime and Other Wrongs
Multiculturalism and Victimization  
Legal Rights of Victims  
Crime Victimization Data  
Psychological Effects of Criminal Victimization  
Homicide Victimization  
Sexual Assault Victimization  
Additional Victimization Data  
Child Sexual Abuse  
Internet Victimization  
Property Crime Victimization  
 
CHAPTER 11: Family Violence, Abuse, and Victimization
Intimate Partner and Family Violence  
Child Abuse  
Repressed and Recovered Memories  
Roles of Forensic Psychologist in Child Abuse Cases  
Child Abductions  
Elder Abuse and Neglect  
 
PART VI: Correctional Psychology
 
CHAPTER 12: Correctional Psychology in Adult Settings
Institutional Corrections  
Overview of Correctional Facilities  
Legal Rights of Inmates  
Roles of Correctional Psychologists  
Psychological Assessment in Corrections  
Treatment and Rehabilitation in Correctional Facilities  
Treatment of Special Populations  
Obstacles to the Treatment of Inmates and Staff  
Community-Based Corrections  
 
CHAPTER 13: Juvenile Justice and Corrections
A Brief History of the Juvenile Court  
Juvenile Assessment: An Overview  
Juvenile Amenability to Rehabilitation  
Out-of-Home Placements  
Psychological Treatment in Juvenile Facilities  
Approaches to Rehabilitation  

Supplements

Instructors Resource Site

The password protected Instructor Resource Site includes the following:

·  A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.

·  A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.

·  Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.

·   Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.

·  EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience. 

Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to selected full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.

Clearly written introductory text - ideal for newcomers to this topic. Have recommended to our library.

Mrs Stephanie Lee
IIP, Weston College
September 26, 2016

This book provides Foundation Degree learners that are new to criminology and forensic psychology a broad overview of the topic. It is a good introductory text to forensic psychology and demonstrates the links between criminal psychology, offender profiling, forensics and the law. It demonstrates how psychological research and theory contribute to the understanding of criminal behaviour. It will support modules that critically examine criminal psychology

Mr Mark Jagus
Interdiscipline , Derby College
June 12, 2016

This book was too basic for my needs

Mrs Ruth Parkes
School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire
December 9, 2015

user friendly for undergraduate population and examined a good introduction breadth of forensic psychology

Dr Veronica Lestina
Psychology, Iowa Wesleyan College
August 14, 2015

Excellent coverage of recent research and practice in forensic psychology. Text covers the developments over the last two decades, highlighting the broad scope and application of forensic psychology.

Ms Jan Nicholson
Sport & Public Policy, Bishop Burton College
June 15, 2015

As authors Curt Bartol and Anne Bartol note in their preface, their book Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application is a definitive resource – not only for students in the field of forensic sciences, but for general readers and mental health professionals as well.
Over 13 chapters, the book does not only offer plenty of information regarding recent research findings and concepts, but distinguishes itself by emphasising how these findings can be applied. Bartol and Bartol have certainly succeeded in creating a comprehensive overview of research and application of forensic psychology. Their book is a terrific resource for anyone interested in the important science of forensic psychology.
I will suggest my students to buy this book as supplementary for the course “Forensic Psychology”, since although this book covers most of the subjects that I am covering in my lectures, my student’s level of the English language is intermediate; therefore I don't think they will appreciate the knowledge that this book has to offer. Nevertheless, I will strongly suggest this book to those students who are confident with the English language and I will definitely use it to expand my own knowledge of the field.

Dr Marilena Mousoulidou
Department of Psychology, Neapolis University Pafos
April 20, 2015

Comprehensive-with up to date research and statistics, logical organization of the content material, easy to read, and high quality ancillaries.

Dr Tina Adams
Criminal Justice, Worcester State University
March 30, 2015

A comprehensive textbook, student friendly and an invaluable read.

Mrs Karen Eaton-thomas
School of social justice and inclusion, University of Wales, Trinity St David
January 16, 2015

A great introduction to forensic psychology covering a broad range of topic areas. Includes useful bio boxes with perspectives given from people working in the field.

Mrs Kayleigh Rickard
Humanities, Exeter College
December 24, 2014

The text covers the greatest amount of relevant information. The writing style is very user friendly

Dr Michael Surrette
Psychology Dept, Springfield College
October 27, 2014

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Curt R. Bartol

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 instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College’s graduate program in forensic psychology and... More About Author

Anne M. Bartol

Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in criminal justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services. In addition to Introduction to Forensic Psychology, she has coauthored Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach; Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach; Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application; Criminal Behavior; and Criminal and Behavioral... More About Author

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