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References & BibliographyEdit

Key textsEdit


  • Adler, J. (2004) Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice
  • Alison, L. J. (2005).The Forensic Psychologist's Casebook: Psychological Profiling and Criminal Investigation.
  • Hollin, C.R. (1989) Psychology and Crime: Introduction to Criminological Psychology.
  • Harrower, J. (2001). Crime (Psychology in Practice)
  • Howitt, D. (2005).Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology.
  • Gudjonsson,G (2002).The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions. A Handbook. Wiley. ISBN 0470844612
  • Gudjonsson,G & Haward,L (1998).Forensic Psychology. A Guide to Practice. Routledge. ISBN 0415132916
  • McGuire, J. (2004). Understanding Psychology and Crime: Perspectives on Theory and Action


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