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NCJ Number: 67157 Find in a Library
Title: ROLE OF THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Editor(s): G COOKE
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 430
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESEARCH STUDIES AND REPORTS OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY ARE PRESENTED IN THIS COMPREHENSIVE BOOK DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED IN THE TREATMENT AND EVALUATION OF CRIMINAL OFFENDERS.
Abstract: BASIC CONCEPTS IN FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY ARE REVIEWED, AND THE TRAINING, LEGAL STATUS, AND CERTIFICATION OF THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST ARE DISCUSSED. THE TOPICS OF PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION AND MALPRACTICE IN PSYCHOLOGY ARE EXTENSIVELY ANALYZED, INCLUDING LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES. NEXT, DISCUSSION TURNS TO THE ROLE OF THE PSYCHOLOGIST IN THE COURTROOM. THE PRESENTATION OF EXPERT TESTIMONY BY THE PSYCHOLOGIST, THE USE OF NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTIMONY IN CIVIL COURT PROCEEDINGS, AND THE ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTIMONY IN SPECIFIC TYPES OF CASES (CRIMINAL, CLASS ACTION, AND TORT) ARE OUTLINED. CHAPTERS COVERING JURY SELECTION TECHNIQUES, THE DYNAMICS OF JURY BEHAVIOR, AND EYE-WITNESS IDENTIFICATION PROVIDE INFORMATION VALUABLE TO BOTH PSYCHOLOGISTS AND ATTORNEYS. A REVIEW OF THE EVALUATION, SENTENCING, AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS ENCOMPASSES THE PREDICTION OF DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR, CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, AND TREATMENT IN ADULT CORRECTIONAL SETTINGS. IT ALSO TOUCHES ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT, THE PRISON ENVIRONMENT, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PAROLE, AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF THE MENTALLY ILL. ALSO EXAMINED ARE JUVENILE CORRECTIONS, THE MISTREATMENT OF FEMALE OFFENDERS, AND THE DISPOSITION AND TREATMENT OF RAPISTS. NEXT, THE SUBJECT OF INTERACTION OF OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS AND VICTIM BEHAVIOR IS CONSIDERED. THE FINAL SECTION IS DEVOTED TO ISSUES AND RESEARCH ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS OF SELECTION OF POLICE OFFICERS AND THE TRAINING OF OFFICERS IN CRISIS INTERVENTION AND RELATED SKILLS. TABLES, REFERENCES, AND AN INDEX ARE PROVIDED. FOR SEPARATE ARTICLES, SEE NCJ 34029 AND NCJ 67158-73. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Civil proceedings; Criminality prediction; Crisis intervention; Dangerousness; Forensic psychiatry; Juvenile correctional facilities; Legal malpractice; Mentally ill offenders; Parole; Police personnel; Psychological evaluation; Rapists; Victim-offender relationships
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