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FPSY 2101 Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Welcome & Course Readings

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FPSY 2101 Course Readings

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Block, S. D., Oran, H., Oran, D., Baumrind, N., & Goodman, G. S. (2010). Abused and neglected children in court: Knowledge and attitudes. Child Abuse & Neglect, 34(9), 659–670

Boccaccini, M. T., Murrie, D. C., Hawes, S. W., Simpler, A., & Johnson, J. (2010). Predicting recidivism with the Personality Assessment Inventory in a sample of sex offenders screened for civil commitment as sexually violent predators. Psychological Assessment, 22(1), 142–148.

Clark, J., Boccaccini, M. T., Caillouet, B., & Chaplin, W. F. (2007). Five factor model personality traits, jury selection, and case outcomes in criminal and civil cases. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 34(5), 641–660.

Daftary-Kapur, T., Dumas, R., & Penrod, S. D. (2010). Jury decision-making biases and methods to counter them. Legal & Criminological Psychology, 15(1), 133–154. 

Drogin, E. Y. & Young, K. (2008). Forensic mental health aspects of adolescent “cyber bullying”: A jurisprudent science perspective. The Journal of Psychiatry & Law (36), 679-690.

Flesch, L. (2004). Juvenile crime and why waiver is not the answer. Family Court Review, 42(3), 583-596.

Hackett, S., McWhirter, P.T., & Lesher, S. (2016). The Therapeutic Efficacy of Domestic Violence Victim Interventions. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 17(2), 123-132.

Jordan, K.L. & Myers, D.L. (2011). Juvenile transfer and deterrence: Reexamining the effectiveness of a ‘get-tough’ policy. Crime & Delinquency, 57(2), 247-270

Karaffa, K.M. & Tochka, K. (2013). Attitudes toward seeking mental health treatment among law enforcement officers. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice. Vol. 9, Issue 2. pp. 75-99.

Kassin, S. M. (2008). Confession evidence: Commonsense myths and misconceptions. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 35(10), 1309–1322.

Korenis, P. & Billick, S.B. (2014). Forensic Implications: Adolescent Sexting and Cyberbullying. Psychiatr Q, (85), 97-101.

Larsen, S.E. & Fitzgerald, L.F. (2011). PTSD Symptoms and Sexual Harassment: The Role of Attributions and Perceived Control. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(13), 2555-2567.

Levenson Jr., Richard (2007). Prevention of Traumatic Stress in Law Enforcement Personnel: A Cursory Look at the Role of Peer Support and Critical Incident Stress Management. Forensic Examiner, Fall 2007, Vol 16 (3), pp. 16-19.

Melkman, E.P., Hershkowitz, I., Zur, R. (2017). Credibility assessment in child sexual abuse investigations: A descriptive analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect, (67), 76-85.

Parker, F.R. & Paine, C.J. (2000). Informed consent and the refusal of medical treatment in the correctional setting. International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine, 13(1), 51-67.

Peterson, J.K. & Cohen Silver, R. (2017). Developing an Understanding of Victims and Violent Offenders: The Impact of Fostering Empathy. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(3), 399-422.

Petrila, J. (2008). Because they do horrible things: Fear, science, and the erosion of civil liberties in sexually violent predator proceedings. The Journal of Psychiatry & Law, 36, 359–387.

Rogers, R., & Ewing, C. P. (2003). The prohibition of ultimate opinions: A misguided enterprise. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 3(3), 65–75.

Tillbrook, C., Mumley, D., & Grisso, T. (2003). Avoiding expert opinions on the ultimate legal question: The case for integrity. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 3(3), 77–87.

Wells, G. & Olson, E. (2003). Eyewitness testimony. Annual Review of Psychology, 54(1), 277–295.

Other Readings

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