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By: Harrower, Julie

Part of the Psychology in practice series
1444106791 / 9781444106794
144 pages

Psychology in Practice is the definitive six-part series on the practical applications of psychology to areas of everyday life, covering crime, education, health, sport, organisations and the environment. Each book in the series examines one unit of the Applications of Psychology section of the OCR syllabus.

Psychology in Practice: Crime covers the application of psychology to our understanding of criminal behaviour. Forensic psychology has significantly expanded over recent years and now makes a valuable contribution to the investigation of crime, the development of treatment programmes for offenders, crime prevention, and research which can provide the basis of expert testimony in the courtroom.

Key learning aids include:

 a set of key terms for each chapter

 practical exercises

 section summaries and overall main chapter points

 recommended further reading and web sites

 sample examination questions based on OCR specimen materials.


Criminology and psychology students, teachers and the interested general reader


4KL Designed / suitable for A & AS Level, 4KSV For Advanced Higher Grade (Scottish), JKV Crime & criminology, JMK Criminal or forensic psychology, VSP Popular psychology

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