Section I What is Forensic Psychology?.- 1: Introduction to Forensic Psychology.- 2: Models of Legal Systems.- 3: Admissibility of Expert Testimony.- Section II Understanding the Criminal Mind.- 4: Criminal Responsibility.- 5: Competency to Stand Trial.- 6: Self-Defense and Syndrome Testimony.- 7: Clinical Assessment in Forensic Settings.- 8: Psychological Interventions in Forensic Settings.- Section III Can Psychologists Measure Pain and Suffering?.- 9: Civil Law and Personal Injury.- 10: Involuntary Commitment and Other Civil Liberties.- Section IV Family Law and Fitness to Parent.- 11: Marriage and Divorce.- 12: Access to, and Protection of, Children.- 13: Protection of Abused Children, the Mentally and Physically Challenged, and the Elderly.- 14: Reproductive Rights and the Law.- Section V Juvenile Justice.- 15: Delinquency.- 16: School Violence.- 17: Legal Rights of Children.- Section VI Legal Consultation Based on Social Psychology.- 18: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment.- 19: Eyewitness Identification.- 20: Jury Selection and Trial Consultation.- Section VII Practical Tips for Forensic Psychology Experts.- 21: Forensic Experts and Attorneys: Communication Process.- 22: Risk Management in Forensic Psychology Practice.- Case Citations.- Selected Readings.
This text provides a complete overview of the applications of psychology to the law. Incorporating the contributions of social and clinical psychology, this new text presents the material with an objective view towards the complete scope of the subject matter. In its clear coverage of the fundamentals of this field, it is an invaluable introduction for students, as well as a reference for practitioners.
The perfect textbook for students of forensic psychology