This text is a dynamic reader that provides cutting-edge research in police and correctional psychology, the psychology of crime and victimization, and psychology as applied to criminal and civil courts. Addressing key topics in each of three major course areas-criminal behavior, forensic psychology, and psychology and law-the book highlights how forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention. Editors Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol have assembled published journal articles, as well as commentaries written specifically for this book by forensics experts, to provide an overview of the wide array of prevalent theories in this field.Key Features Includes updated articles and will feature a Student study site that includes relevant articles and old articles (that were replaced by the new ones) from the first editionProvides students and instructors with first-hand reports from the fields of research Opens with an introductory chapter, followed by Part introductions - all written by the book's editors. Complements a variety of criminal justice, forensic psychology, and psychology and law textbooks.Also available bundled with Bartols' Forensic Psychology, Second Edition. Use ISBN: 978-1-4129-6521-7 to order the bundle for $99.95 and save money for you and your students!