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Book Reviews Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice Reviewed by Judy Shaen-Carter, Applied Psychology Unit, HMP Blundeston This collection includes the work of many individuals from a diverse range of professions and settings, providing a comprehensive insight into the extent of the research, policy and practice employed in forensic psychology. The authors assume a basic knowledge of forensic psychology, so the book will appeal to anyone who wishes to gain more understanding than provided by introductory texts. The challenges this collection makes to perspectives on practice and theoretical developments will also appeal to informed practitioners. Section 1 includes two introductory chapters that provide a suitable opening to the book. In Chapter 1, Joanna Adler outlines the Edited by Joanna R Adler difficulties faced in defining distinctly the profession of forensic psychology, and highlights some of the areas in which forensic Devon: Willan Publishing psychologists are active. Also included in this chapter are a summary (2004) and comment on the contents of subsequent chapters. This ISBN paperback 1-84392-009-3 commentary is not really necessary, as the chapters stand in their own right; a brief introductory remark from the editor would have sufficed. In Chapter 2, Jane Wood and G. Tendayi Viki explore the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The British Journal of Forensic Practice Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1463-6646
DOI
10.1108/14636646200500020
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Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice Reviewed by Judy Shaen-Carter, Applied Psychology Unit, HMP Blundeston This collection includes the work of many individuals from a diverse range of professions and settings, providing a comprehensive insight into the extent of the research, policy and practice employed in forensic psychology. The authors assume a basic knowledge of forensic psychology, so the book will appeal to anyone who wishes to gain more understanding than provided by introductory texts. The challenges this collection makes to perspectives on practice and theoretical developments will also appeal to informed practitioners. Section 1 includes two introductory chapters that provide a suitable opening to the book. In Chapter 1, Joanna Adler outlines the Edited by Joanna R Adler difficulties faced in defining distinctly the profession of forensic psychology, and highlights some of the areas in which forensic Devon: Willan Publishing psychologists are active. Also included in this chapter are a summary (2004) and comment on the contents of subsequent chapters. This ISBN paperback 1-84392-009-3 commentary is not really necessary, as the chapters stand in their own right; a brief introductory remark from the editor would have sufficed. In Chapter 2, Jane Wood and G. Tendayi Viki explore the

Journal

The British Journal of Forensic PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 2005

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