This extensive, up-to-date core text introduces students to new, emerging fields of study within forensic psychology. Emphasizing a contemporary developmental approach toward the understanding of crime and delinquency, the Second Edition of Introduction to Forensic Psychology features a multicultural perspective and focuses on the application of psychological knowledge and research. The authors introduce students to the many careers related to forensic psychology, as well as issues that are an integral part of the day-to-day work of forensic psychologists. New coverage in this edition includes relationships between mental disorders and crime and violence, sexual deviance, death penalty mitigation, restorative justice initiatives, arson and typologies of juvenile fire setters, sexual harassment, and criminal sentencing.
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Intended Audience: This core text is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of Forensic Psychology as well as similar courses in departments of psychology, criminal justice, and criminology.
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Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in criminal justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career, primarily at Castleton State College, and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services. In addition to editing this book of readings, she has coauthored Introduction to Forensic Psychology; Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach; Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd ed.); Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd ed.); and Criminal Behavior (8th and 9th eds.). She has served as book review editor and managing editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior and has published articles on women and criminal justice, rural courts, and the history of forensic psychology.
Curt R. Bartol was a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Biopsychology, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology and Law. He earned his PhD in personality/social psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College’s graduate program in forensic psychology and served as its director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for over 25 years.
In addition to editing this book of readings, he has written Introduction to Forensic Psychology (now in its 3rd ed.) and Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (now in its 9th ed.). He also has coauthored Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach, Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd ed.) and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd ed.). He is also the long-standing editor of SAGE’s Criminal Justice and Behavior.
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