Criminal Psychology

A Beginner's Guide

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About The Book

It is a conundrum that has vexed societies throughout history: how do you deal with those that break the law? If their aim is to evade you, how do you identify them? If their aim is to lie, how do you interview them? If they don’t see their actions are wrong, how do you help them to successfully reform?

Criminal psychology is the discipline which tackles these challenges head on. From the signals which give away we’re lying to the psychological profiling of violent offenders, this exhaustive guide, written by the UK’s top experts, is the perfect introduction. Also covering policing, and the much debated topic of sexual offenders and their treatment, it will demonstrate how understanding the mind will help us to view modern justice from a more informed perspective.

About The Authors

Professor Ray Bull is Director of Postgraduate Courses in Forensic Psychology at University of Leicester where his co-authors are all lecturers.

Claire Cooke is a lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Leicester.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (September 1, 2009)
  • Length: 232 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781780740133

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"A useful addition for a school or college library and as a quick read for a student."

– Educational Media

"Interesting, comprehensive, and informative. Excellent and highly recommended!"

– Dan Yarmey - Professor Emeritus of Pyschology, University of Guelph, Canada

"Criminal Psychology: A Beginner's Guide provides an excellent and comprehensive overview of the main areas of Criminal Psychology."

– Dap Louw - Professor and Head of Psychology, University of the Free State, South Africa

"A concise guide that will provide readers with a comprehensive overview."

– Amina Memon - Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Aberdeen

"A fascinating introduction with a wealth of scientific facts and real-world examples."

– Makiko Naka - Professor of Psychology, Hokkaido University, Japan

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