Psychology, Crime and Law Series

Series Editor: David Canter, University of Huddersfield, UK


Over recent years many aspects of law enforcement and related legal and judicial processes have been influenced by psychological theories and research. In turn concerns that derive from the investigation, prosecution and defence of criminals are influencing the topics and methodologies of psychology and other social sciences. Everything from the detection of deception to the treatment of sex offenders by way of offender profiling and prison management has become part of the domain of a growing army of academic and other professional psychologists.


There is therefore a need for wide-ranging publications that deal with all aspects of these interdisciplinary pursuits. Such publications must be cross-national and interdisciplinary if they are to reflect the many strands of this burgeoning field of teaching, research and professional practice. The Psychology, Crime and Law series has been established to meet this need for up-to-date accounts of the work within this area, presented in a way that will be accessible to the many different disciplines involved. The series will be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of the interplays between psychology, crime and the law.

 

Safer Sex in the City


The Experience and Management of Street Prostitution
Edited by David Canter, Maria Ioannou and Donna Youngs, all at the University of Huddersfield, UK

With research from academics and practitioners hailing from various countries and fields, this edited collection will be invaluable for those who want to better understand the experience of street sex workers, strategies available for managing this trade and how to reduce the violence against the men and women who conduct it.

July 2009 236 pages
Hardback 978-0-7546-2615-2 £55.00
eBook 978-0-7546-8946-1 www.ashgate.com/ebooks

Jury Psychology: Social Aspects of Trial Processes

Psychology in the Courtroom, Volume I
Edited by Joel D. Lieberman, University of Nevada, USA and Daniel A. Krauss, Claremont McKenna College, USA

This is the first of a two-volume set on the Psychology of the Courtroom, offering a definitive account of the influence of trial procedures on juror decision-making. With contributions from renowned academics within the field a number of global issues are explored, concluding with recommendations for improving trials involving jurors in courts around the world.


May 2009 256 pages
Hardback 978-0-7546-2641-1 £40.00
eBook 978-0-7546-9278-2 www.ashgate.com/ebooks

Psychological Expertise in Court

Psychology in the Courtroom, Volume II
Edited by Daniel A. Krauss, Claremont McKenna College, USA and Joel D. Lieberman, University of Nevada, USA


This second title of a two-part volume explores the controversies surrounding psychological expert testimony and evidence within a variety of legal contexts. The renowned scholars provide a comparative analysis of how the legal systems in different countries employ this evidence, leading to suggestions on how psychological research and information could be better utilized by courts around the world.

May 2009 204 pages
Hardback 978-0-7546-7687-4 £40.00
eBook 978-0-7546-9380-2 www.ashgate.com/ebooks

Principles of Geographical Offender Profiling

Edited by David Canter and Donna Youngs, both at the Unviersity of Huddersfield, UK

Examining Geographical Offender Profiling (GOP) and all that it encompasses, this book brings together a cross-section of the major papers published in the field with an introduction that puts the papers into an overall context, concluding with an extensive bibliography of the publications relevant to this rapidly growing area.

May 2008 274 pages
Hardback 978-0-7546-2547-6 £60.00
Paperback 978-0-7546-2549-0 £25.00
Inspection copies are available in paperback, contact: ashgate@bookpoint.co.uk

Applications of Geographical Offender Profiling

Edited by David Canter and Donna Youngs, both at the University of Huddersfield, UK


This book brings together major papers published in the field of Geographical Offender Profiling to explain its scope and application in different criminal contexts. For the first time "classic" papers have been collected together with an introduction that provides an up-to-the-minute context and an extensive bibliography.


April 2008 274 pages
Hardback 978-0-7546-2720-3 £60.00
Paperback 978-0-7546-2724-1 £25.00
Inspection copies are available in paperback, contact: ashgate@bookpoint.co.uk

Psychology and Law

Bridging the Gap
Edited by David Canter, University of Huddersfield, UK and Rita Žukauskiene, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Contributors explore how psychology connects with the courts, prisons, community care, clinics, long-stay hospitals, police investigations and legislative bodies, and the role of social science in legal proceedings. Law & Social Inquiry Including international contributions from lawyers, psychologists, sociologists and criminologists, this important book captures contemporary attempts to build bridges between the two very different disciplines of law and psychology and to establish the true nature of the interaction between the two at an international level.

March 2008 276 pages
Hardback 978-0-7546-2656-5 £60.00
Paperback 978-0-7546-2660-2 £25.00
eBook 978-0-7546-8536-4 www.ashgate.com/ebooks
Inspection copies are available in paperback, contact: ashgate@bookpoint.co.uk

 

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