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Research in criminal psychology


Abstract “Criminal psychology” is a broad field that overlaps with several subareas of psychology, including correctional (applications to prison settings) and forensic (applications in courtroom settings) psychology. A widely used umbrella term, “psychology-law,” also reflects the interdisciplinary commitment of researchers in criminal psychology, who draw from many traditional domains of psychology, including clinical (e.g., assessment, treatment), social (how people and contexts influence us), cognitive (how we think and make decisions), developmental (how we grow and change), and neuropsychology (the biological basis of behavior). This chapter – covering research in criminal psychology – emphasizes the shared reliance on scientific methods cha... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Clements, Carl B. / Neal, Tess M.S.
Subject research / criminal psychology / correctional / forensic / psychology-law / methods
Series SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology
Type Text
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Citation Clements, C. & Neal, T.M.S. (in press). Research in criminal psychology. In R.D. Morgan (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Note This is a pre-print version of the chapter that will be available as one chapter of the SAGE book cited above. It is not the copy of record.
Collaborating Institutions ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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