From the Back Cover
Howitt, Forensic and Criminal Psychology 2nd edition
Forensic and Criminal Psychology is an engaging introduction to an increasingly popular subject. It is comprehensive, detailed, and written with students in mind. With its effective organization and useful features, the book ensures readers become comfortable with theory whilst describing the practical nature of forensic psychology. Forensic and Criminal Psychology remains the best introduction to the field.
The 2nd edition has been substantially extended with the addition of new and up-to-date material from the latest research together with new chapters on property crime and victims.
§ Key research studies and theories are described in depth.
§ Issues important to the professional work of forensic psychologists are discussed in detail.
§ Crucial aspects of the law as it affects Forensic and Criminal Psychology research and practice are explained.
§ The book has a strongly international perspective.
Helpful Stepping Stones:
§ Each chapter starts with a detailed summary.
§ Key points are highlighted at the end of each chapter.
§ Special topics are dealt with in numerous boxes grouped around the major themes of Forensic Psychology in Action, Key Concepts, and Controversies.
§ A companion website is available to enhance the study experience.
Dennis Howitt is Reader in Applied Psychology at Loughborough University.