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Forensic Psychology : a Very Short Introduction.

Author: David Canter
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2010.
Series: Very Short Introductions
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Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending, the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as Forensic Psychology. Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses all the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and  Read more...
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Canter, David.
Forensic Psychology : A Very Short Introduction.
Oxford : OUP Oxford, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Canter
ISBN: 9780191576416 0191576417
OCLC Number: 646788773
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages).
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; 1 The excitement and challenge of forensic psychology; 2 How to make a criminal; 3 Experts in court; 4 Psychology and legal proceedings; 5 Working with offenders; 6 Working with law enforcement; 7 Always the bridesmaid?; Further reading; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Very Short Introductions

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Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending, the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as Forensic Psychology. Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses all the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process as a whole. It includes explanations of criminal behaviour and criminality, including the role of mental disorder in crime, and discusses how forensic psychology co.

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