Forensic Psychology in Practice: A Practitioner's Handbook

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What do you need to consider when preparing a report on a juvenile offender? Why would interviewing a sex offender prove particularly challenging? How do practitioners survive the pressures of working with offenders?

Forensic Psychology in Practice: A Practitioner's Handbook provides a practical guide toovercoming these challenges. If you are training, you will find clear guidance to help you deal with challenging clients, and more experienced practitioners will welcome the opportunity to refresh their knowledge. If you are a student, the book will be an indispensable resource that will help you expand your understanding of forensic psychology. Throughout the book, experienced and respected practitioners translate the theories of forensic psychology into real-life practice, and the text has been designed to take you from the classroom and into your first years as a practitioner.

Forensic Psychology in Practice
* explains the skills practitioners employ and their application to specific client groups, from victims to offenders
* features a wealth of case studies, putting theory into practice
* provides coping strategies and advice for working in potentially daunting environments
* covers contemporary topics including gangs and internet sex offenders
 
Forensic Psychology in Practice is the ideal companion for anyone who wishes to learn more about the obstacles forensic settings and clients pose, and how best to overcome them.

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Joanna Clarke is Course Director of the MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology at the University of York, UK. She has spent over 20 years working with offenders and staff in prison and community settings, and her research interests focus on factors that promote professional resilience in critical occupations.
 
Pam Wilson is Director of Pamela Wilson Associates Ltd, which specialises in criminal justice psychology. She was previously a consultant psychologist in HM Prison Service where she worked to develop management and treatment strategies for high-risk offenders.

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A much needed book, explaining the actual practice of forensic psychology in this country from experts in each area. The contents are superb, including controversial and contemporary topics such as gangs.' - Dr Amanda Roberts, University of East London, UK

'This volume will be an invaluable addition to anyone in the field, whether they are practitioners, students or academics. In this edited book there are important contributions from those working in the field, covering the broad range of topics pertinent to forensic psychology in the UK and elsewhere.' - Professor Anthony Beech, University of Birmingham, UK

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