Forensic Psychology for Dummies
Author: David Canter, Ian Rankin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: May 14, 2012
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 offendersExplains how psychology is applied in the courtroomExplains 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.