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FPSY 6910 Legal Issues and Social Change in Forensic Psychology: Welcome & Course Readings

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FPSY 6910 Course Readings

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2010 Amendments to the 2002 “Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct”. (2010). The American Psychologist, 65(5), 493. doi:10.1037/a0020168

Allan, A. (2015). Ethics in psychology and law: An international perspective. Ethics & Behavior, 25(6), 443–457. doi:10.1080/10508422.2014.952006

American Psychological Association (APA). (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct: With the 2010 amendments. Washington, DC: Author.

Bolger, P. C. (2015). Just following orders: A meta-analysis of the correlates of American police officer use of force decisions. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(3), 466–492. doi:10.1007/s12103-014-9278-y

Brodsky, S. L., Neal, T. M. S., & Jones, M. A. (2013). A reasoned argument against banning psychologists’ involvement in death penalty cases. Ethics & Behavior, 23(1), 62–66. doi:10.1080/10508422.2013.757954

Brooks, A. (2015). Torture and terror post-9/11: The role of social work in responding to torture. International Social Work, 58(2), 320–331. doi:10.1177/0020872813487932

Broomé, R. E. (2014). A phenomenological psychological study of the police officer’s lived experience of the use of deadly force. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 54(2), 158–181. doi:10.1177/0022167813480850

Callanan, V. J., & Rosenberger, J. S. (2011). Media and public perceptions of the police: Examining the impact of race and personal experience. Policing and Society, 21(2), 167–189. doi:10.1080/10439463.2010.540655

Delgado, R., & Stefancic, J. (2014). Hate speech in cyberspace. Wake Forest Law Review, 49(2), 319–343. Accession Number: 96809476

Dusky v. U.S., 362 U.S. 402 (1960)

Ewing, C. P., & McCann, J. T. (2006). Minds on trial: Great cases in law and psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Chapter 12, “Jeffrey Dahmer: Serial Murder, Necrophilia, and Cannibalism” (pp. 141–152)

Ewing, C. P., & McCann, J. T. (2006). Minds on trial: Great cases in law and psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Chapter 16, “Ralph Tortorici: A Question of Competence” (pp. 191–203)

Ewing, C. P., & McCann, J. T. (2006). Minds on trial: Great cases in law and psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Chapter 19, “Andrea Yates: An American Tragedy” (pp. 229–240)

Ewing, C. P., & McCann, J. T. (2006). Minds on trial: Great cases in law and psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Chapter 5, “Prosenjit Poddar and Tatiana Tarasoff: Where the Public Peril Begins” (pp. 57–67)

Fisher, C. B. (2013). Human rights and psychologists’ involvement in assessments related to death penalty cases. Ethics & Behavior, 23(1), 58–61. doi:10.1080/10508422.2013.749761

Gowensmith, W. N., Murrie, D. C., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2013). How reliable are forensic evaluations of legal sanity? Law and Human Behavior, 37(2), 98–106. doi:10.1037/lhb0000001

Haney, C., Weill, J., & Lynch, M. (2015). The death penalty. In B. L. Cutler & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic psychology, Vol. 2: Criminal investigation, adjudication, and sentencing outcomes (pp. 452–456). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14462-017

Harrison, K., & Rainey, B. (Eds.). (2013). The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of legal and ethical aspects of sex offender treatment and management. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Chapter 21, “Sex Offender Registration in the United States and the United Kingdom: Emerging Legal and Ethical Debates” (pp. 356–371)

Harrison, K., & Rainey, B. (Eds.). (2013). The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of legal and ethical aspects of sex offender treatment and management. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Chapter 24, “Sex Offender Civil Commitment: Legal and Ethical Issues” (pp. 406–423)

Harrison, K., & Rainey, B. (Eds.). (2013). The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of legal and ethical aspects of sex offender treatment and management. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Chapter 25, “Sex Offender Residence Restrictions: A Systematic Review of the Literature” (424–444)

Lichtenstein, B. (2013). Beyond Abu Ghraib: The 2010 APA ethics code standard 1.02 and competency for execution evaluations. Ethics & Behavior, 23(1), 67–70. doi:10.1080/10508422.2013.757958

Mills, C. E., Freilich, J. D., & Chermak, S. M. (2015). Extreme hatred: Revisiting the hate crime and terrorism relationship to determine whether they are “close cousins” or “distant relatives.” Crime & Delinquency, 61(6), 1–33. doi: 10.1177/0011128715620626

Murrie, D. C., & Zelle, H. (2015). Criminal competencies. In B. L. Cutler & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic psychology, Vol. 1: Individual and situational influences in criminal and civil contexts (pp. 115–157). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14461-005

Neal, T. M. S. (2010). Choosing the lesser of two evils: A framework for considering the ethics of competency-for-execution evaluations. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 10(2), 145–157. doi:10.1080/15228930903446724

Neal, T. M. S. (2016). Are forensic experts already biased before adversarial legal parties hire them? PLOS ONE, 11(4), e0154434. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154434

Orehek, E., & Vazeou-Nieuwenhuis, A. (2014). Understanding the terrorist threat: Policy implications of a motivational account of terrorism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1(1), 248–255.

Packer, I. K. (2015). Legal insanity and mens rea defenses. In B. L. Cutler & P. A. Zapf (Eds.), APA handbook of forensic psychology, Vol. 1: Individual and situational influences in criminal and civil contexts (pp. 87–114). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14461-004

Plumm, K. M., Terrance, C. A., & Austin, A. (2014). Not all hate crimes are created equal: An examination of the roles of ambiguity and expectations in perceptions of hate crimes. Current Psychology, 33(3), 321–364.

Shuman, D. W., & Zervopoulos, J. A. (2010). Empathy or objectivity: The forensic examiner's dilemma? Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 28(5), 585–602. doi:10.1002/bsl.953

Smith, J. M. (2016). Closing the gap between what is lawful and what is right in police use of force jurisprudence by making police departments more democratic institutions. Michigan Journal of Race & Law, 21(2), 315–347. Accession Number: 114972882

Surveillance. (July-Sep, 2015). International Law Update, 21, 93–95. Accession Number: 115242539

Testa, M., & West, S. G. (2010). Civil commitment in the United States. Psychiatry, 7(10), 30–40.

Warren, J. I., Jackson, S. L., & Coburn J. J. (2016). Evaluation and restoration of competency to stand trial. In K. Heilbrun, D. Dematteo, & N. E. S. Goldstein (Eds.), APA handbook of psychology and juvenile justice (pp. 489–514). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14643-023

Welch, K. (2016). Middle Eastern terrorist stereotypes and anti-terror policy support: The effect of perceived minority threat. Race and Justice, 6(2), 117–145. doi:10.1177/2153368715590478

Other Readings

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