Forensic Psychology

  • by David V. Canter
  • Narrated by Ken Kliban
  • 4 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending, the minds of serial killers, and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as Forensic Psychology.
This fascinating Very Short Introduction discusses all the aspects of psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process as a whole. It includes explanations of criminal behavior and criminality, including the role of mental disorder in crime, and it reveals how forensic psychology contributes to helping investigate the crime and catching the perpetrators.
David Canter also explains how psychologists provide guidance to all those involved in civil and criminal court proceedings, including both the police and the accused, and what expert testimony can be provided by a psychologist about the offender at the trial. Finally, Canter describes how forensic psychology is used, particularly in prisons, to help in the management, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders, once they have been convicted.

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A thorough introduction

If you have an interest in possibly going in to forensic psychology, this book will give you a good sense of the varied roles the forensic psychologist fill in the field of psychology. It was easy to follow. I give this 4 stars, because it's well rounded but no real eye opening changes to my view on the world or anything of that nature.....but, a good introduction, certainly.
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- Heather

Performance issues

This book is well written and has great information. I could not get passed the narrator's diction though. His delivery made it difficult for me to pay attention to what was being relayed. The reader appeared to focus too hard too hard on the diction. He was not relating material to a listener, he was reading words in a specific manner which distracted from the material. This information just needed to be read as if telling a friend something, not as if the execution of each word was to be analyzed. Hopefully the reader will become more relaxed in his future readings. I only got half way through the book before giving up. I plan to purchase the physical book because the information is extremely well written and interesting.
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- C. Turner

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios