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Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology [Paperback]

Dr Dennis Howitt
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13 Dec 2011 0273736213 978-0273736219 4

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 in-text 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.

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.


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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4 edition (13 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273736213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273736219
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

Key features:

 

  • 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.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Very interresting, hard to read 8 Jun 2014
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I find this book very interesting, and fully understandable. Even without any formal psych. background (my background is math). My single and only reason for giving only 4 stars is the print. The print in the book is small and dense. For readers who do not have 20/20 vision, it can be a tiresome read (my 50 years old eyes are not what they used to be) . It took me a bit too much time to get through it, but solely because of the print.
Another minor comment: Several of the figures in the book didn't add much value to topics at hand.
All in all: Very recommended.
It's fun to bring this book to places like the beach. When people get a glimpse of it, they tend to keep you in peace.
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5.0 out of 5 stars exceptional 1 Jun 2014
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I have the 2nd edition of this book and this is an exceptional follow on and has so much information especially when studying Forensic and Criminal Psychology and also as a lecturer it is a handy book to have around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forensic Psychology students NEED this book! 25 April 2014
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I am a third year Psychology student taking Forensic Psychology as a module. I have found this book very useful and plan to use it during my Forensic Psychology Masters, next year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb reference book 18 Jan 2014
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If you want the bible to forensic psychology this is it. Easy to read and full of information. Arrived in great condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for Grandaughter 15 Mar 2013
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This book was bought as a gift but I understand from my Grandaughter it was just what she was looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Readable, detailed but not overloading! 7 Nov 2012
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In my BSc Psychology course I've not really encountered any forensic psychology until I picked the module in my final year. It reads easily, has some very interesting case studies and brilliant if you have never read in the are before. Well recommend!
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