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“A great new edition that is equally as impressive as its predecessor…the style of the book, the theory and context used in underpinning students’ knowledge of forensic and criminal psychology makes this book essential reading.” Dr Joy Coogan, University of East London
“An excellent introduction to forensic psychology. The chapters are very well-organised and include an examination of key concepts and important controversies while the ‘Forensic psychology in action’ sections provide students with an insight into the ways in which theory, research and practice work together in applied forensic settings.” Dr Lorraine Hope, University of Portsmouth
“Already a classic in its field, this updated 4th Edition provides a lucid and critical review of forensic and criminal psychology. Dennis Howitt is to be congratulated for providing both breadth and depth across this rapidly expanding discipline, drawing the reader into a more questioning approach to the field. I thoroughly recommend this text.” Dr Jane Clarbour, University of York
With broad, in-depth coverage of this fascinating subject, Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology remains the most authoritative, readable and popular text in the field. Theory is prominent throughout and a range of pedagogical features – substantially enhanced in this new edition – make this an engaging and valuable resource.
The fourth edition is revised to include new chapters on therapy in prison and the psychology of lie detection, and has greatly extended coverage of courtroom processes. It has been brought fully up-to-date with significant new research.
- Interesting and engaging pedagogical features highlight ‘Key concepts’ in the subject, describe real examples of ‘Forensic psychology in action’ and point out ‘Controversies’ to be considered.
- Important and relevant research studies from a UK and international perspective are explored in depth.
- A glossary of key terms provides explanations for easy reference.
- Further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter help students to go beyond the text and discover key resources.
An interactive website supports this book at www.pearsoned.co.uk/howitt. This features a range of useful resources including multiple choice questions, example essay questions, links to further reading, a guide to becoming a forensic psychologist as well as interviews with researchers about their work in the field.
Clear and comprehensive, this is an essential textbook for undergraduates studying psychology, applied psychology and criminology. It is also extremely useful in many other subjects for which students need an understanding of how psychology relates to criminal justice and the law.