Introduction to Forensic & Criminal
Psychology, 5th edition


By: Dennis Howitt
February 2015
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781292003047
300 Pages
$87.50 Paper original


With clear and comprehensive coverage of the subject, Introduction to Forensic Criminal Psychology remains the authoritative, must-have text in what is a rapidly changing field. This student-friendly and accessible title is brim full of up-to-date research and valuable pedagogic features—an engaging resource whose high praise is well deserved.


List of figures, tables and boxes



Publisher's acknowledgements

1 What is forensic and criminal psychology?

2 The social context of crime

3 Crime and the public

4 Victims of crime

5 Theories of crime

6 Juvenile offenders and beyond

7 Theft and other crimes against property

8 Violent offenders

9 Sexual offenders 1: rapists

10 Sexual offenders 2: paedophiles and child molestation

11 Police psychology

12 Terrorism and hostage-taking incidents

13 Eyewitness testimony

14 Profile analysis 1: FBI-style offender profiling

15 Profile analysis 2: Investigative psychology and statistical profiling

16 False allegations

17 False confessions

18 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 1: the psychology of lie detection

19 Lies, lie detecting and credibility 2: The polygraph test and statement validity analysis

20 Children as witnesses

21 Mental disorders and crime

22 Mental, personality and intellectual problems in court

23 Judges and lawyers

24 Juries and decision making

25 Effective prison

26 Psychological treatments for prisoners and other offenders

27 Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism



Name index

Subject index