This book highlights the work of forensic psychologists, which covers a range of areas including assessment and intervention, applied research, consultancy and the training and development of staff working in forensic services such as secure services or community settings. Case studies are used to link psychological theory to practice, showcasing the latest developments in the field, providing students with insights into best practice. The book further challenges myths in the field, encouraging students to humanise human harm and to apply compassion in their understanding of offending behaviour.
Each chapter includes tasks and scenarios to promote critical thinking around theory and practice in what is an exciting time to work in this evolving field. As a field of study, and a profession within the systems for criminal and civil justice, forensic psychology overlaps and interacts with many other areas within and outside of psychology. As such, this volume details the contribution of forensic psychology to a range of presentations and organizational and professional issues, and is an ideal resource for courses in Forensic Psychology.