Criminal Psychology

Full Title Criminal Psychology
ISBN 1135846073
ISBN13 9781135846077
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Authors Francis Pakes
Suzanne Pakes

Criminal psychology is a fascinating and increasingly popular field, firmly rooted in psychology but at the same time placed in an exciting real life context. This book aims to provide an accessible introduction to the subject for students coming to it for the first time. It explores the application of psychology to understanding the phenomenon of crime, criminal behaviour, solving crimes, the court process and punishment, and rehabilitation, and seeks to address two main questions:

how can psychology further our understanding of crime, its causes, consequences and prevention?

how can psychology help the criminal justice system and other agencies in dealing with crime?

It will be an invaluable resource for anybody taking courses in this field, in particular students taking the criminal psychology/forensic psychology components of the main A-level psychology specifications as well as those in the early stages of undergraduate and other courses in criminology and psychology. Each chapter includes illustrations, case studies, key studies, evaluations and discussions.

The book also contains interviews with a number of criminal psychologists who work in various criminal justice settings, providing a fascinating insight into the real-life applications of criminal psychology and the range of careers open to practitioners.

The authors

Subjects Psychology - Theory
History & Research


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