Criminal Psychology

Topics: Police, Crime, Psychology Pages: 190 (64269 words) Published: August 26, 2013
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criminal psychology
a beginner’s guide

ray bull, claire cooke, ruth hatcher, jessica woodhams, charlotte bilby and tim grant

criminal psychology: a beginner’s guide
A Oneworld Book Published by Oneworld Publications 2006 Copyright © R H Bull, Charlotte Bilby, Claire Cooke, Tim Grant, Ruth Hatcher, Jessica Woodhams, 2006 All rights reserved Copyright under Berne Convention ACIP record for this title is available from the British Library ISBN-13: 978–1–85168–477–9 ISBN-10: 1–85168–477–8 Typeset by Jayvee, Trivandrum, India Cover design by Two Associates Printed and bound in Great Britain by Biddles Ltd., Kings Lynn Oneworld Publications 185 Banbury Road Oxford OX2 7AR England www.oneworld-publications.com NL08

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contents

preface

vii

one

criminal psychologists: within which settings do they work? 1 17

two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven

offender profiling and linking crime policing 36 53 68 87 102 116 132

interviewing suspects detecting deception eye-witness testimony forensic linguistics

punishment and offenders experiencing imprisonment

rehabilitation of offenders: what works? the management and treatment of sex offenders index

150

168

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preface

Criminal psychology covers a range of fascinating topics. For centuries people have been very interested in crime, and in the last hundred years psychology has grown from a fledgling discipline to one of great importance. In several countries around the world (e.g. the USA, the UK), psychology is now among the top three most popular subjects to be studied at university or college. It is now recognized that psychology is highly relevant to many aspects of life, especially those to do with offenders, prisons, the police, witnesses, and the courts. This book has been written for members of the general public who wish to have a better understanding of criminal psychology than that which can be provided by the popular media such as newspapers and television. In this book we have explained in a...
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