Forensic Psychology for Dummies
ISBN: 1119976243
EAN13: 9781119976240
Language: English
Publication Date: May 14, 2012
Pages: 412
Dimensions: 0.94" H x 9.21" L x 7.32" W
Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Law, order and the criminal mind - a fascinating introduction to forensic psychology and its many applications

Want to understand what makes the criminal mind tick? In this fascinating guide a top forensic psychologist goes beyond the myths and media sensationalism to clue you in on what forensic psychologists really do. Using real-life case examples from around the world, he shows you how they work and the important contributions they make to the criminal justice system. He also provides valuable pointers on how to break into this exciting field.

  • Watch the forensic psychologist in action - learn how psychology contributes to the investigative process, including 'offender profiling' and detecting lies

  • Penetrate the criminal mind - discover the various methods psychologists have developed for assessing offenders

  • Witness psychology in the courtroom - discover how psychologists give guidance in legal proceedings and the valuable assistance they offer prosecutors and defence attorneys alike

  • Find out about their work behind bars - uncover how psychologists work with convicted offenders in their rehabilitation

  • Discover how to become a forensic psychologist - learn about the training that's required and the major stages in the career of a Read More chevron_right

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