Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

Applying Psychology to Forensic Practice

Editor(s): Adrian Needs, Graham Towl

Print ISBN: 9781405105415

Online ISBN: 9780470693971

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693971


"At a time when forensic psychology is playing an important and increasing role in the criminal justice system the editors of this book are to be congratulated on bringing together a wide and well written range of contributions... a must for all forensic psychologists and their associated colleagues." Professor Herschel Prins, Loughborough University <!--end-->

"This comprehensive collection of essays on the emerging role of forensic psychology makes for stimulating reading. Bringing together analyses of research techniques, practical discussions on meeting needs and supporting practitioners, with theories of organisational development in the criminal justice system, the book benefits from its contributors' shared vision of what is required in order to successfully tackle and prevent problems of offending." Crispin Truman, Chief Executive, Revolving Doors Agency

"This wide-ranging book covers many important topics and will be very useful to scholars and practitioners in providing valuable information about key roles in forensic psychology." David P. Farrington, Professor of Psychological Criminology, Cambridge University

"A good marker of how much forensic psychology has developed in recent years, this thought-provoking book is written by a number of the current leading experts (both practitioners and researchers) and provides up-to-date illustrations of some of the most exciting areas in the field. It will appeal to academics and students, people interested in becoming a forensic psychologist, current forensic psychologists and other psychologists who wish to gain a valuable insight into this expanding area." Dr Peter Banister, Department of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Manchester Metropolitan University

"Practitioners in forensic psychology will find new insights in this book whatever their level of knowledge and expertise in their subject ... This book, as it promises, is somewhat different from other texts on forensic psychology and deserves a place on your bookcase. It will make you think about how more psychology, which is not forensic, could be adapted, applied, or provide some further insight to the benefit of better forensic practice. While it would be hard to meet all the expectations on the outside cover, it will not disappoint." Zoë Ashmore, Consultant Forensic Psychologist, The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol 44 No 1, February 2005