Cases in Clinical Forensic Psychology
Available: October 2023© 2023
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 264 Pages
Illustrations: 8 halftones, 1 b&w map, 1 b&w figure, 7 b&w tables
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
264 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 in, 8 halftones, 1 b&w map, 1 b&w figure, 7 b&w tables
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Clinical forensic psychology is defined by the application of clinical psychology – assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and consultation – in legal contexts. The term captures the integration of clinical psychology as an applied professional discipline and forensic psychology as an experimental discipline.
Cases in Clinical Forensic Psychology offers a series of case studies that allow readers to take a close and personal look at the criminal justice system in Canada. Clinical forensic psychologist Margo C. Watt examines the particulars of each case, including the biological, psychological, social, cultural, and legal factors. The book takes an evidence-based approach and highlights how the science of clinical forensic psychology informs all aspects of criminal cases: police investigative techniques, eyewitness testimony, pretrial publicity, jury selection and decision-making, forensic evaluations, psychological autopsies, mental health in corrections, and more.
Examining incidents ranging from false confessions to wrongful convictions to deaths in custody and the ones who got away, Cases in Clinical Forensic Psychology questions how and why these events happened and considers what we can learn from them.
1. Introduction and Brief History of Clinical Forensic Psychology in Canada
2. Police Psychology: What’s Wrong with Mr. Big?
3. “What Life?” The Case of Anthony Hanemaayer
4. Pretrial Publicity and the Case of Dennis Oland
5. Trial by Jury: Fault Lines in the “Rock of Ages”
6. Jury Service, Secrecy, and Stress
7. Médecin sans Conscience? The Case of Guy Turcotte, MD
8. Partners or Pawns: The Role of Women in Co-offending Violent Couples
9. Homicide in Custody: The Case of Ashley Smith
10. Unlikely Serial Killers: Black Widow Spiders and Great White Sharks
11. April Is the Cruelest Month: Spree Killing in the Midst of a Pandemic