The Handbook of Forensic Psychology

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Edition: 4th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2013-12-16
Publisher(s): Wiley
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This top professional and academic reference in forensic psychology is an established presence as both a professional reference and graduate text. This fourth edition is completely revised and updated for the new and rapidly growing demands of the field to reflect the new tools available to, and functions required of, present-day practitioners. The new edition expands coverage of neuropsychological assessment, eyewitness testimony, ad jury competence and decision-making, including selection, process and authority. In addition, the new ethics guidelines approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) are included and interpreted.

Author Biography

Irving B. Weiner, Ph.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the University of South Florida and former Director of Psychological Services at the University of South Florida Psychiatry Center in Tampa, Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Association for Psychological Science, a Diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Clinical and Forensic Psychology, and a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida.

Randy Otto, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Mental Health Policy and Law the University of South Florida, former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and as President of the American Psychology-Law Society, and he is currently Treasurer of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is coordinator of continuing education programs for the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and a recipient of the Academy's award for Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Context of Forensic Psychology

Chapter 1: History of Forensic Psychology

(Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol)

Chapter 2: Defining Forensic Psychology

(Randy K. Otto and James R. P. Ogloff)

Chapter 3: Accessing the Law and Legal Literature

(David DeMatteo, Michael Keesler, and Heidi Strohmaier)

Chapter 4: Practicing Ethical Forensic Psychology

(Irving B. Weiner and Allen K. Hess)

Chapter 5: Training in Forensic Psychology

(Daniel A. Krauss and Bruce D. Sales)

Part Two: Applying Psychology to Civil Proceedings

Chapter 6: Conducting Child Custody and Parenting Evaluations

(Philip M. Stahl)

Chapter 7: Conducting Personal Injury Evaluations

(Lisa Drago Piechowski)

Chapter 8: Identifying and Treating Educational Disabilities

(Daniel J. Reschly)

Chapter 9: Assessing Civil Capacities

(Michele Galietta, Alexandra Garcia-Mansilla and Barbara Stanley)

Chapter 10: Conducting Child Abuse and Neglect Evaluations

(Lois O. Condie)

Part Three: Applying Psychology to Criminal Proceedings

Chapter 11: Assessing Competency To Stand Trial

(Patricia A. Zapf, Ronald Roesch, and Gianni Pirelli)

Chapter 12: Assessing Criminal Responsibility

(Patricia A. Zapf, Stephen L. Golding, Ronald Roesch, and Gianni Pirelli)

Chapter 13: Specific Intent and Diminished Capacity

(Charles R. Clark)

Part Four: Special Applications

Chapter 14: Assessing Violence Risk

(Kevin S. Douglas, Stephen D. Hart, Jennifer L. Groscup, and Thomas R. Litwack)

Chapter 15: Psychology and Law Enforcement

(Ellen M. Scrivner, David M. Corey, and Lorraine W. Greene)

Chapter 16: Evaluating and Assisting Jury Competence in Civil Cases

(Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Jennifer L. Groscup, and Steven Penrod)

Chapter 17: Evaluating Eyewitness Testimony of Adults

(Stephen J. Ross, Colin G. Tredoux, and Roy S. Malpass)

Chapter 18: Evaluating Eyewitness Testimony on Children

(Sue D. Hobbs, Jonni L. Johnson, Gail S. Goodman, Daniel Bederian-Gardner, Michael J. Lawler, Ivan D. Vargas, and Macaria Mendoza)

Chapter 19: Employing Polygraph Assessment

(William G. Iacono and Christopher J. Patrick)

Chapter 20: Applying Hypnosis in Forensic Contexts

(Alan W. Scheflin)

Part Five: Communicating Expert Opinions

Chapter 21: Writing Forensic Reports

(Irving B. Weiner)

Chapter 22: Testifying in Court

(Randy K. Otto, Susan L. Kay, & Allen K. Hess)

Part Six: Intervening With Offenders

Chapter 23: Practicing Psychology in Correctional Settings

(Paul Gendreau, Claire Goggin, and Paula Smith)

Chapter 24: Treating Criminal Offenders

(Robert D. Morgan, Daryl G. Kroner, Jeremy F. Mills, and Ashley B. Batastini)

Chapter 25: Assessing and Treating Sex Offenders

(W.L. Marshall, D. Boer, and L. E. Marshall)

Appendix: Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology

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