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A fascinating guide on the psychology of crime. Thinking of a career that indulges your CSI fantasies? Want to understand the psychology of crime? Whether studying it for the first time or an interested spectator, "Forensic Psychology For Dummies" gives you all the essentials for understanding this exciting field, complemented with fascinating case examples from around the ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by For Dummies (first published March 23rd 2012)
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Sotiris Makrygiannis
Much more better than other for Dummies books, ofc lots of repetition, lots of self promotion as freelancer. Nevertheless found only 2 pages on the subjects that interests me: integrity testing so will keep looking for another book.
Jenni
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Why did I pick up this book? Honestly I've been watching way too many episodes of Bones and after surfing some university websites, I really became interested in the subject.

This book answers every questions and basically covers everything a non-expert, who hasn't studied it, should if interested in the matter. I for one found it really interesting and well written.
David Roberts
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book I read to research this post was Forensic Psychology For Dummies by David Canter which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. David wrote the book Forensic Psychology A Very Short Introduction which was reviewed on this site recently. He is a professor in Britain so there are lots of examples of criminal cases in Britain and a lot of the book is about British law although there are plenty of examples of law in other countries. A forensic psychologist can be classified as any p ...more
Maureen
I found that the information on the psychology of killers was helpful for me as a crime writer. The information on psychologists in the court room and rehabilitation of offenders was less helpful but still interesting. It's the sort of book that I may well need to come back to.
David
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good general coverage of the topic, as expected in the "Dummies" series
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Professor of Psychology, university of Huddersfield.

David Victor Canter (born 5 January 1944) is a psychologist. He began his career as an architectural psychologist studying the interactions between people and buildings, publishing and providing consultancy on the designs of offices, schools, prisons, housing and other building forms as well as exploring how people made sense of the large scale e
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