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Forensic Psychology

  • Munchausen by Proxy and Other Factitious Abuseby Kathryn Artingstall

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 89.95

    This book covers Munchausen and Munchausen by Proxy (MBP) though the terms have recently changed. The 2013 DSM-V?the update to the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) diagnostic and classification tool?has classified both Munchausen and MBP as "Factitious Systematic Abuse." While thought to have occurred primarily with children and their caregivers,... more...

  • Serial Homicideby Agnieszka Daniszewska

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.29

    This Brief provides an overview and history of the definition of serial homicide, from the perspectives of psychology, medicine, criminology and forensics. It reviews research to provide a standard definition of serial homicide (as opposed to multiple or mass homicide), and provide insights on profiles of victims and offenders for police practitioners.... more...

  • The Speaker Identification Ability of Blind and Sighted Listenersby Almut Braun

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 44.92

    Almut Braun carried out forensic phonetic speaker identification experiments (voice lineups) with 306 lay listeners. Blind listeners significantly outperformed sighted listeners when the speech recordings were presented in studio quality. For recordings in mobile phone quality or of whispering voices, blind and sighted listeners achieved similar... more...

  • Adolescence, Privacy, and the Lawby Roger J.R. Levesque

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law provides a foundation for understanding privacy rights and how they relate to adolescents. Roger Levesque argues that because privacy is actually an inherently social phenomenon, the ways in which adolescents' privacy needs and rights are shaped are essential to society's broader privacy interests. more...

  • Drug Policies and the Politics of Drugs in the Americasby Beatriz Caiuby Labate; Clancy Cavnar; Thiago Rodrigues

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book is a collection of studies of drug policiesin several Latin American countries. The chapters analyze the specifichistories of drug policies in each country, as well as related phenomena andcase studies throughout the region. It presents conceptual reflections on theorigins of prohibition and the ?War on Drugs,? including the topic of humanrights... more...

  • Sexual Abuse and the Sexual Offenderby Barry Maletzky

    Karnac Books 2016; US$ 24.95

    Sexual Abuse and the Sexual Offender examines the myths perpetuated by the media and widely held by the public, by providing actual data, with case examples, to demonstrate how sexual offending occurs, who commits these acts, what might cause such crimes, how sexual offenders are assessed, supervised and treated, and how to prevent such offending from... more...

  • International Perspectives on Violence Risk Assessmentby Jay P. Singh; Stål Bjørkly; Seena Fazel

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 74.99 US$ 64.49

    International Perspectives on Violence Risk Assessment includes chapters by leading risk assessment scholars in more than 15 countries and explores the topic from a truly international outlook. Using findings from the seminal International Risk Survey (IRiS), the largest qualitative study in the history of the field, current assessment, management,... more...

  • The Handbook of Forensic Psychopathology and Treatmentby Maaike Cima

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Handbook of Forensic Psychopathology and Treatment explores the relationship between psychopathology and criminal behaviour in juveniles and adults. It provides a detailed explanation of the developmental pathway from the process of increasing criminal behaviour and becoming a forensic patient, to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. ... more...

  • Financial Crimes: Psychological, Technological, and Ethical Issuesby Michel Dion; David Weisstub; Jean-Loup Richet

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 97.71

    This book on the psychology of white collar criminals discusses various cases of financial crime, while also attempting to delve into the minds of the criminals in question. The literature on this topic is growing as it gains momentum in the scientific field, as a result of the extremely negative impact white collar crime has on its victims. Because... more...

  • Advances in Psychology and Lawby Monica K. Miller; Brian H. Bornstein

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.85

    This first volume of an exciting annual series presents important new developments in the psychology behind issues in the law and its applications. Psychological theory is used to explore why many current legal policies and procedures can be ineffective or counterproductive, with special emphasis on new findings on how witnesses, jurors, and suspects... more...