Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing

Key Concepts and Practical Debates

Edited by Karen Corteen, Rachael Steele, Noel Cross and Michelle McManus

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

352 pages

ISBN

978-1447359395

Dimensions

244 x 170 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

352 pages

ISBN

978-1447359388

Dimensions

244 x 170 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 1, 2023

Page count

352 pages

ISBN

978-1447359401

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing

A key resource for students, academics and practitioners, this concise guide brings together various concepts vital to the theoretical, policy and practical debates on forensic psychology and its relationship with crime, policing and policing studies.

Covering issues such as criminal behaviour, police decision-making and crime scene investigation, each entry provides a succinct overview of the topic, together with an evaluation of the emerging issues. The text includes:

• associated concepts and further reading from research and practice;

• sample questions;

• references and glossary.

Accessible and comprehensive, this book is the go-to guide for those getting to grips with the relationships between forensic psychology, crime and policing.

Karen Corteen is BA Hons Programme Leader in Criminal Justice, in the School of Justice Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

Rachael Steele is BSc Programme Leader in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University.

Noel Cross is Programme Leader in Law and Criminal Justice and Deputy Head of Criminal Justice in the School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University.

Michelle McManus is Subject Head of Criminal Justice in the School of Justice Studies, Liverpool John Moores University.

Introduction;

Part one: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY;

Forensic Psychology;

Forensic Psychology and Court Processes;

Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behaviour;

Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice;

Forensic Psychology and Desistance;

Forensic Psychology and Homicide;

Forensic Psychology and Juries;

Forensic Psychology and Mental Health;

Forensic Psychology and Non-Fatal Violence;

Forensic Psychology and Prisons;

Forensic Psychology and Rehabilitation;

Forensic Psychology and Perpetrators of Crime;

Forensic Psychology and Psychopathy;

Forensic Psychology and Rehabilitation;

Forensic Psychology and Sexual Offences;

Forensic Psychology and Victims of Crime;

Forensic Psychology and Youth Justice;

Forensic Psychology, Past and Present;

Forensic Psychology – Future Directions;

Part two: CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE;

Crime;

Crimes of the Powerful;

Criminal Injustice;

Criminal Justice;

Criminal Justice, Actus Reus and Mens Rea;

Criminal Justice and Criminal Defences;

Criminal Justice, Marketisation and Privatisation;

Criminal Justice, Risk and Vulnerability;

Criminal Justice, Risk Assessment and Dangerousness;

Criminal Justice Systems;

Criminal Justice and Serious, Violent and Sexual Offending;

Criminal Justice – Future Directions;

Part three: POLICE AND POLICING;

Police;

Police Abolitionism;

Police Accountability and Legitimacy;

Police and Crime Commissioners;

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984;

Police and Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements;

Police and Victims;

Police Code of Conduct;

Police Custody;

Police Professionalisation;

Policing and Decision Making;

Policing and Forensic Psychology;

Policing and Mental Health;

Policing and Non-verbal Communication;

Policing and Occupational Cultures;

Policing Controversies – Under Cover Policing;

Policing Models;

Policing Serious, Violent and Sexual Offending;

Policing, Past and Present;

Policing – Future Directions;

Part four: INVESTIGATION;

Crime Scene Investigation;

Detecting Deception;

Expert Evidence;

False Allegations;

False Confessions;

False Memories;

Interviewing Subjects;

Witness Testimony