Introduction to Forensic Psychology - B. Arrigo

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  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology - B. Arrigo

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    to Forensic

    Psychology Introduction

    to Forensic


    Issues and Controversies in

    Crime and Justice

    Bruce A. Arrigo

    Institute of Psychology, Law and Public Policy

    California School of Professional Psychology

    Fresno, C 'alifornia


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    About the Author



    P A RT I

    Police and Law Enforcement

    1 Adult Forensics

    Overview 3

    Power, Authority, and Discretionary Decision Making 4

    Use of Force 8

    Evidence Tampering 12

    Adult Criminal Profiling 17

    Coerced Confessions 23

    2 Juvenile Forensics

    Overview 31

    Dealing with Troubled Youths 32

    Policing Juvenile Gangs 39

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    Juveniles' Attitudes toward the Police 43

    Adolescent Female Prostitutes: Criminals or Victims? 48

    3 Civil Forensics

    Overview 55

    Public Attitudes toward Police 56

    Exploring the Police Personality 61

    Police and the Mentally 111 68

    Community Policing: Trendy or Effective? 72

    Police Training: Communication Skills and

    Conflict Resolution 76

    Policing Minority Populations 82

    4 Family Forensics

    Overview 89

    Police as Mediators in Domestic Disputes 90

    Police Stress 95

    Police Work and Family Stress 103

    Homosexual Police Officers 108

    P A RT II

    Court and the Legal System

    5 Adult Forensics

    Overview 115

    Plea Bargaining 117

    Competency to Stand Trial 121

    Jury Selection 124

    Psychological Tests and Forensic Assessment Instruments

    in the Courtroom 127

    Risk Assessment 132

    Forensic Verdicts or Psychiatric Justice: NGRI and GBMI 136 Contents

    6 Juvenile Forensics

    Overview 141

    Defining the Age of Criminal Responsibility 142

    Children/Juveniles and the Reliability of Their Courtroom Testimony 148

    Best Interests of the Child Doctrine 152

    Sentencing: Psychology of Juvenile Rehabilitation 156

    7 Civil Forensics

    Overview 161

    Defining Mental Illness 163

    Right to Refuse Treatment 168

    Least Restrictive Alternative Doctrine 172

    Duty to Inform vs Client Confidentiality 177

    Victim Compensation Programs 181

    Victim-Offender Mediation 186

    8 Family Forensics

    Overview 195

    Family Trauma and the Cycle of Crime 197

    Family Violence: Homicide 200

    Impact of Mental Health Law Doctrines on Families: Paternalism

    and Parens Patriae 206

    Family Law and Emotional Rights 210

    Domestic Violence 217

    Gay/Lesbian Rights and Definitions of the Family 221

    P A RT Ml

    Corrections and Prison Practices

    9 Adult Forensics


    Offender s Right to Refuse Treatment

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