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Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice by Joanna R. Adler

By Joanna R. Adler

This ebook brings jointly a staff of specialists within the box of forensic psychology to illustrate the scope of the self-discipline and the thoughts hired in key parts of study, coverage and perform. Its goal is to head past the introductory texts at the topic to problem perceptions, to elevate questions for examine, to pose difficulties for perform, and to motivate and stimulate, demonstrating the ways that forensic psychology can reduction the perform of legal justice. it will likely be crucial interpreting for college kids, teachers and practitioners. The ebook is split into seven sections, addressing key themes with which the self-discipline is worried ? its broader context, research and prosecution, testimony and facts, correlates of illegal activity, chronic offending, intervention and prevention and punishment and corrections. The participants contain either lecturers and practitioners, and are drawn from the united kingdom, the united states and Australasia.

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Rather, the influence of demographic factors appears to be mediated by psychosocial issues such as emotional orientation, prejudice and fear of crime. Consequently, it is useful to examine more closely the research that has focused specifically on some of these psychosocial factors as predictors of punitive attitudes. Fear of crime and attitudes to crime and punishment Fear of crime is a critical issue in contemporary criminal justice policy because of its potential to create social misunderstanding concerning the reality and nature of crime (Ito 1993).

34 Public perceptions of crime and punishment Myers, L. J. R. Longmire (eds) Americans View Crime and Justice: A national public opinion survey. Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage. Ouimet, M. and Coyle, E. (1991) ‘Fear of crime and sentencing punitiveness: Comparing the general public and court practitioners’, Canadian Journal of Criminology, 33: 149–62. H. (1985) ‘Fear of crime and other barriers to the use of public transportation by the elderly’, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 2: 277–88.

A. (1984) The Politics of Law and Order: Street crime and public policy. New York: Longman. Schwarz, N. L.

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