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Published: 17 June 2010

160 Pages | 15 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199550203

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Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

David Canter

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the role of forensic psychology in the legal process, explaining it is, what it does, and where it came from
  • Explores whether there is a criminal psychological profile and whether criminals can be considered 'different' from the rest of society
  • Highlights the areas where forensic psychology has made a significant impact on the criminal justice system, such as assisting police interviewing techniques and reducing miscarriages of justice
  • Discusses the challenges to forensic psychology, most notably the conflict between the two disciplines of psychology and law
  • Defines the fundamental differences between forensic psychology and criminology
  • Considers the role that forensic psychology plays in the rehabilitation and 'treatment' of convicted criminals
  • Part of the bestselling <i>Very Short Introductions</i> series - over three million copies sold worldwide

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