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Forensic Psychology provides students with an in-depth and insightful introduction to the clinical practice of forensic psychology. Incorporating two main themes, scope of practice and therapeutic jurisprudence, the text focuses on empirically supported clinical practice and exposes students to case and statutory laws necessary in the practice of forensic psychology. The text utilizes real world examples that help students understand the practical applications of forensic psychology. It encourages an understanding of the law as a living and breathing entity, examining its ability to be therapeutic or anti-therapeutic to the people impacted by it. Accessible and user-friendly, this text provides students with a thorough introduction to the field.
Part I Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology
Chapter 1 What is Forensic Psychology? An Introduction
Chapter 2 Assessment, Treatment, and Consultation in Forensic Psychology
Chapter 3 Expert Testimony and the Role of an Expert
Part II Violence and Forensic Psychology
Chapter 4 Psychopathy
Chapter 5 Violence Risk Assessment
Chapter 6 Sexual Offenders
Part III Mental Health Law and Forensic Psychology
Chapter 7 Civil Commitment
Chapter 9 Insanity and Criminal Responsibility
Part IV Children and Family in Forensic Psychology
Chapter 10 Domestic Violence and Stalking
Chapter 11 Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
Chapter 12 Child Custody
Part V Civil Aspects of Forensic Psychology
Chapter 13 Personal Injury and Discrimination in Civil Law