Forensic Psychology

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Forensic Psychology by Mind Map: Forensic Psychology

1. Court structure and Jurisdiction- Expert witness testimony

1.1. Risk assessments-a systematic process of evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in a projected activity or undertaking.

2. Chapter 3.

2.1. Investigative Psychology- Coined by professor David Canter

2.1.1. Not like what we see on tv There are different types of profiling Crime scene profiling, geographical profiling and mapping, suspect based profiling, psychological profiling, and psychological autopsy

3. Chapter 1.

3.1. Forensic Psych-The Production of psychological knowledge and its application to the civil and criminal justice system

3.1.1. Many different fields of forensics 1893- First psychological experiment conducted by J. Mckeen Cattell Many different jobs in Psychology Ethical issues arise when patient and psychiatrists life intertwine

4. Chapter 2.

4.1. Police and public safety psychology- research and application of psychological knowledge and clinical skills to law enforcement and public safety

4.1.1. 5 national police psychology associations in US They specialize in job analysis, psychological evaluations of police applications, fitness for duty evaluations, psychological evaluations of specialty units, emergency consultations concerning the seriously mentally disordered A police psychologist doesn't have to have a law enforcement background to be successful in his profession

5. Chapter 4

6. Chapter 5.

6.1. Competency assessment tools- measures competency of an individual

6.1.1. Insanity Standards Rogers Criminal Responsibility Assessment Scales Sexually Violent Predators

7. Chapter 6.

7.1. Child custody evaluations

7.1.1. Child custody standards Assessment measures Divorce

8. Chapter 7.

8.1. Criminal behavior

8.1.1. Juvenile Delinquency Uniform Crime Report-They provide law enforcement with data for use in budget formulation, planning, resource allocation, assessment of police operations, etc., to help address the crime problem at various levels. The Moffitt Developmental Theory-a dual taxonomy of offending behavior in an attempt to explain the developmental processes that lead to the distinctive shape of the age crime curve.

9. Chapter 8.

9.1. violent crime

9.1.1. Aggression Socialization Factors Threat Assessment

10. Chapter 9

10.1. Sexual Assault- recognizes that the victim may also be violated in ways not involving penetration such as groping or fondling.

10.1.1. Rape- forced penetration Men who rape- aggression,impulsivity, social competence, sexual fantasies, sadism, naive beliefs, rape myths. Sexual Predators

11. Chapter 10

11.1. victimless crimes- illegal drug use, prostitution, and illegal gambling

11.1.1. Multiculturalism- defined by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. Victimization- the psychological and criminological study of crime victimization, including but not limited to characteristics of victims, victims rights, and victim assistance programs. Post Tramautic Stress Syndrome

12. Chapter 11

12.1. Intimate and Partner violence

12.1.1. Battering- Physical violence in an intimate relationship Battered Woman syndrome-the set of symptoms, injuries, and signs of mistreatment seen in a woman who has been repeatedly abused by a spouse, partner, or relative.

13. Chapter 12

13.1. They US has the highest incarceration rate

13.1.1. Jails house inmates for a year or less Prisons house inmates for over a year Organized by the Federal Bureau of Prisons