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Description - Forensic Psychology by James McGuire

This brand new textbook provides a complete course in forensic psychology, covering the criminal justice system, law and legislation, and treatments and outcomes for offenders. It offers rigorous coverage of the major topics: from theoretical concepts and research methods to explaining criminal acts and patterns of crime. The authors, both from leading institutions and well-known in the field, guide readers through the interlocking systems of criminal justice, mental health and social service provision, providing a deeper critical appreciation of what motivates crime and how criminal behaviour can be understood, assessed and treated.
This text will be core reading for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying forensic psychology, either as a module on a BSc Psychology degree or on an MSc for trainee Forensic Psychologists. It will also be ideal for early career practitioners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230249097
ISBN-10: 0230249094
Format: Paperback / softback
(260mm x 193mm x mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Red Globe Press
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James McGuire

James McGuire is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. During his career, he worked as a psychologist in a variety of settings including intellectual disabilities services and a high security hospital, and he has carried out research in prisons, probation, addictions services, and the youth justice system. He has helped to develop guidelines on personality disorders for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), and is a member of the Correctional Services Advisory and Accreditation Panel, Ministry of Justice. Simon Duff is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Deputy Director of Forensic Programmes at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he oversees the doctorate programme. His research interests focus primarily on aspects of sexual offending, stalking, fetishism and the impact of pornography. In addition to his academic career, he works with a variety of clients at Mersey Forensic Psychology Service.

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