Forensic psychology makes a valuable contribution to the investigation of crime and the development of treatment programmes for offenders. Part of the "Psychology in Practice" series, this book covers the application of psychology to our understanding of criminal behaviour. It is useful for Readership Criminology and psychology students.
Discusses the complex relationships between psychology, criminology and criminal justice. This book challenges the assumptions of those who object to the use of psychology within criminology and shows how a methodical approach to the study of criminal behaviour can generate both systematic findings and practical solutions to problems.