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Forensic Psychology for Dummies (Paperback)

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    A fascinating guide on the psychology of crime

    Thinking of a career that indulges your CSI fantasies? Want to understand the psychology of crime? Whether studying it for the first time or an interested spectator, Forensic Psychology For Dum......more

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A fascinating guide on the psychology of crime

Thinking of a career that indulges your CSI fantasies? Want to understand the psychology of crime? Whether studying it for the first time or an interested spectator, Forensic Psychology For Dummies gives you all the essentials for understanding this exciting field, complemented with fascinating case examples from around the world.

Inside you'll find out why people commit crime, how psychology helps in the investigative process, the ways psychologists work with criminals behind bars - and how you too can become a forensic psychologist. You'll discover what a typical day is like for a forensic psychologist, how they work with the police to build offender profiles, interview suspects or witnesses, and detect lies!

  • Covers the important role psychology plays in assessing offenders
  • Explains how psychology is applied in the courtroom
  • Explains complicated psychology concepts in easy-to-understand terms

If you're a student considering taking forensic psychology or just love to learn about the science behind crime, Forensic Psychology For Dummies is everything you need to get up-to-speed on this fascinating subject.

David Canter, the world-leading crime psychologist, is perhaps most widely known as one of the pioneers of 'Offender Profiling', being the first to introduce its use to the UK. He subsequently founded the discipline of Investigative Psychology and is now Director of the International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology.

Author:
Canter, David
Series Title:
For Dummies
Genre:
PSYCHOLOGY / Forensic Psychology
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
390
Language:
English
Publisher:
For Dummies
Publish Date:
05/22/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781119976240
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
7.25 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.7 lb
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