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Forensic Psychology: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice

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ISBN: 9781473911949    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 408        
'This fascinating book examines some of the ideological underpinnings of forensic psychological research, policy and practice. It is refreshingly reflective and a significant contribution to the field....Read more
'This fascinating book examines some of the ideological underpinnings of forensic psychological research, policy and practice. It is refreshingly reflective and a significant contribution to the field. I strongly recommend it.' - Professor Graham Towl, Durham University and formerly Chief Psychologist at the Ministry of Justice 'The strength of this book is the complexity of concepts and topics covered mean that it is suitable for students who wish to be challenged.' - Dr Louise Almond, University of Liverpool 'This is a book for people who like to think. It presents the realities of practice with the challenges of theory and asks the reader to shake off complacency. It is insightful and challenging but most of all, it is very readable.' - Professor Joanna R. Adler, Middlesex University Students of Forensic Psychology need to learn how to combine practical skills such as report writing or assessments with a critical understanding of both theory and the wider political and policy landscape that surrounds the profession.
Mapped to the British Psychological Society's Stage One and Two training requirements for forensic psychologists Forensic Psychology: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice will help you understand how these crucial areas of the profession interact and how they can shape one another. Throughout the text the authors provide a detailed analysis of key concepts, debates and theories while weaving in insights and reflections from key professionals, ensuring you have the necessary knowledge and skills to pass assignments and get past the stage 2 supervised practice requirements en route to becoming a qualified forensic psychologist. This text will be essential reading for all those on MSc Forensic Psychology courses, and will also be a useful reader for those on practitioner doctorates as well as the already qualified needing to keep up with the CPD. The book is also a useful companion to professionals in allied criminal justice professions.
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About the author: Jennifer Brown
Professor Jennifer Brown is currently the co director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics. She has had a varied career... Read more
Professor Jennifer Brown is currently the co director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology at the London School of Economics. She has had a varied career including a period working for the Hampshire Constabulary as their research manager and has held appointments at the University of Portsmouth and University of Surrey. From 2011 to 2013 she was the deputy chair of the Independent Police Commission. Yvonne Shell is currently a forensic clinical psychologist working in the fields of Addictions and Sex Offender Treatment. Her career has previously included working in both medium and maximum security settings for the Ministry of Justice, and also in medium and maximum security psychiatric establishments such as Broadmoor Hospital, specialising in the assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and working with those diagnosed with personality disorders. She has also worked as an Expert Witness and worked directly with Police Services to develop initiatives to address local areas of identified need. Yvonne has also held a Senior Academic post at Canterbury Christ Church University and Honorary posts at the University of Surrey, University of Portsmouth and Canterbury University. Terri Cole has worked nationally alongside the police advising on behavioural aspects of serious crime investigation for 17 years. Firstly working as a placement student at the National Crime Faculty alongside investigators and clinicians, then as an assistant and serious crime analyst in the Serious Crime Analysis Section and for the last 13 years as a Behavioural Investigative Adviser (at the National Crime Agency and precursor organisations). Her specialism is in relation to behavioural analyses of murder, rape and sexual offences committed by strangers. She has advised and provided reports to investigations in relation to offender profiling, offence linkage, crime scene assessment and prioritisation of persons of interest. She also worked for a number of years as a Victim Support volunteer. She has a first class undergraduate degree in Psychology with Criminal Justice from the University of Plymouth, and a PhD from the University of Surrey which explored a pragmatic psychological approach to the provision of behavioural investigative advice for difficult to detect murder investigations in the UK. Other research interests have included offender signature in serial rape, what Senior Investigators want from Behavioural Investigative Advisers, when such advice should be delivered, and offender post offence behaviour in homicide. She has spoken at numerous conferences and as a guest lecturer on many under and post graduate courses. She is a member of the British Psychological Society.
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