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Introduction to forensic psychology : issues and controversies in crime and justice

Author: Bruce A Arrigo
Publisher: Sa Diego : Acad. Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This is an approach to understanding how psychologists impact the research, practice and policy of crime, law and justice. It examines police, court and correctional aspects of forensic psychology.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Arrigo
ISBN: 0120643502 9780120643509
OCLC Number: 263659226
Description: XVIII, 367 Seiten
Contents: About the Author.; Acknowledgments.; Preface.; Part I: Police and Law Enforcement; Adult Forensics; Overview. Power, Authority, and Discretionary Decision Making.; Use of Force.; Evidence Tampering.; Adult Criminal Profiling.; Coerced Confessions.; Juvenile Forensics; Overview.; Dealing with Troubled Youths.; Policing Juvenile Gangs.; Juveniles' Attitudes toward the Police.; Adolescent Female Prostitutes: Criminals or Victims?; Civil Forensics; Overview.; Public Attitudes toward Police.; Exploring the Police Personality.; Police and the Mentally Ill.; Community Policing: Trendy or Effective?; Police Training: Communications Skills and Conflict Resolution. Policing Minority Populations.; Family Forensics:; Overview. Police as Mediators in Domestic Disputes. Police Stress. Police Work and Family Stress. Homosexual Police Officers. Part II: Court and the Legal System; Adult Forensics; Overview. Plea Bargaining. Competency to Stand Trial. Jury Selection. Psychological Tests and Forensic Assessment Instruments in the Courtroom. Risk Assessment. Forensic Verdicts or Psychiatric Justice: NGRI and GBMI. Juvenile Forensics; Overview. Defining the Age of Criminal Responsibility. Children/Juveniles and the Reliability of Their Courtroom Testimony. Best Interests of the Child Doctrine. Sentencing: Psychology of Juvenile Rehabilitation. Civil Forensics:; Overview. Defining Mental Illness. Right to Refuse Treatment. Least Restrictive Alternative Doctrine. Duty to Inform vs Client Confidentiality. Victim Compensation Programs. Victim-Offender Mediation. Family Forensics; Overview. Family Trauma and the Cycle of Crime. Family Violence: Homocide. Impact of Mental Health Law Doctrines on Families; Paternalism and Parens Patriae. Family Law and Emotional Rights. Domestic Violence. Gay/Lesbian Rights and Definitions of the Family. Part III: Corrections and Prison Practices; Adult Forensics; Overview. Offender's Right to Refuse Treatment. Incarcerating and Executing the Mentally Ill. Sex-Offender Treatment. Electronic Monitoring: Technology and Managing Offenders. Prison Violence. Underground Economy of Prison. Juvenile Forensics; Overview. Juveniles in Adult Jails. Juveniles on Death Row. Juvenile Boot Camp. Suicide among Incarcerated Juveniles. Incarceration of Status Offenders. Civil Forensics; Overview. Psychological Stress and Correctional Work. Community Corrections. Mentally Disabled Inmates. Society's Reaction to Sex Offenders. Women Working in Male Prisons. Inmate Sexuality. Family Forensics; Overview. ""Make-Believe"" Families. Pregnant Women in Prison. Female Prisoners and Mother-Child Separation. Other Family Members of Inmates. Female Inmates: Mothers in Prison. References. Index.
Responsibility: Bruce A. Arrigo.


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