This important original work recognises the close relationship between criminology and forensic psychology. It offers evidence-based psychological research, relevant to the current legal justice systems operating in Australia and New Zealand. The chapters are written by a range of experienced specialists, and reflect major areas that forensic psychologists work in and give a real sense of the underpinning knowledge base from which the profession works. Readers will obtain an understanding of the diverse, complex and challenging tasks that forensic psychologists face on a day-to-day basis and the implications the field has for psychology as a whole as well as related disciplines. Methodological issues are covered in a way that is relevant to forensic settings, and a focus is given to implementation and treatment programs. This book attempts to balance the work of academic forensic psychologists primarily interested in teaching and research with the understanding of practioners who spend time in prisons, courts, tribunals, psychiatric hospitals and facilities and other relevant institutions and organisations. Forensic Psychology and Criminology is an essential resource for students undertaking tertiary studies in the area, as well as academic forensic psychologists and practioners in the field.
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Part I: Introduction Chapter 1 -Forensic Psychiatry Chapter 2 - Victims of Crime Chapter 3 - Suicide and Self Harm Part II: Offences and Offenders Chapter 4 - Juvenile Offenders Chapter 5 - Female Offenders Chapter 6 - Aboriginal Offenders Chapter 7 - Violent Offenders Chapter 8 - Sexual Offenders Chapter 9 - Assessment & Treatment of Fire-Setters Chapter 10 - The Mentally Ill Offender Chapter 11 - Intellectually Disabled Offenders Part III: Methodologies Chapter 12 - Risk assessment Chapter 13 - Interviewing and Deception Techniques Chapter 14 - Research Methods in Forensic Psychology Chapter 15 - Using Forensic Assessment to Inform Risk Management Chapter 16 - Overview of Treatment: Corrections and Mental Health Part IV: Psychology in the Court Room Chapter 17 - Expert Evidence Chapter 18 - Terrorism in Australia Chapter 19 - Dangerous Legislation Chapter 20 - Offender Profiling in Australia Bibliography Index