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Forensic Psychology   Tags: crime, criminology, forensic psychology, psy 332, psychology  

This Research Guide was developed and is maintained to support the university's PSY 332 Forensic Psychology course.
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Study of the psychological theories and research that address legal issues, and the role psychologists play in the criminal justice system. This course gives an overview of services provided by psychologists, such as expert witnessing criminal profiling, trial consulting, legal decision making on child custody, jury selection, and other issues. Material will be presented on the assessment and therapeutic services provided to individuals in forensic settings with suspected deviant behaviors such as substance abuse, mental illness, suicide, and sexual deviance. Ethical issues confronted by psychologists in the criminal justice system will also be explored.


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Reference Books

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Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice - Edited by: David Weisburd; Gerben Bruinsma
Call Number: Available online through SpringerLink
ISBN: 9781461456902
Publication Date: 2014

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Dictionary of Forensic Psychology - Edited by Graham Towl, David Farrington, David Crighton, Gareth Hughes and Jamie Bennett
Call Number: Available online through Credo Reference
ISBN: 9781843922957
Publication Date: 2012

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Sexual Violence and Abuse: An Encyclopedia of Prevention, Impacts, and Recovery - Judy L. Postmus
Call Number: Available online through EBSCOhost
ISBN: 9781598847567
Publication Date: 2012

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Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law - Edited by Brian L. Cutler
Call Number: REF COL: K346 .E53 2008
ISBN: 9781412951890
Publication Date: 2007

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Handbook of Forensic Psychology - Edited by: William T. O'Donohue; Eric R. Levensky
Call Number: Available online through Creedo
ISBN: 9780125241960
Publication Date: 2003

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Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice - Editors: Edgar F. Borgatta; Rhonda J. V. Montgomery
Call Number: REF COL: HM425 .E5 2000
ISBN: 9780028653198
Publication Date: 2001

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