This edition of Forensic Psychology: The Basics continues to provide an essential and accessible overview of a dynamic and fascinating discipline. Providing an engaging introduction to the core topics within Forensic Psychology, the text combines a discussion of theory with information about the role of a professional forensic psychologist.

This edition has been fully updated throughout to include additional coverage of:

  • Offender profiling and rehabilitation
  • The role of psychology in crime prevention
  • Psychological factors relating to terrorism

Established topics including police psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology are also considered in this invaluable guide. It will be essential reading for students across a range of disciplines, from psychology to criminology to law, or general readers seeking a concise and jargon-free introduction.

chapter 4|40 pages

Psychological assessments and intervention

chapter 5|22 pages

Psychological vulnerability

chapter 6|50 pages

Legal psychology

chapter 7|17 pages

Research in forensic psychology

chapter 8|13 pages

Responding to new challenges