Forensic Psychology

Resources & References


Note: Each section of the Forensic Psychology online course includes specific additional resources. The following are general online resources and are not part of the course reading.





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Forensic Psychology Educational Programs


Educational Resources


Forensic Multiple Relationships


Expert Witness


Forensic Psychology Dictionary



  • Arrigo, B. A. (2000). Introduction to forensic psychology: issues and controversies in crime and justice. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Bartol C. R., & Bartol A. M. (2011). Criminal behavior: a psychological approach. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.
  • Black, I. S. (2013) The Art of Investigative Interviewing. Waltham, MA: Butterworth‐Heinemann.
  • Brown, M.J. & Campbell, E. A. (Eds) (2010). The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Cambridge University Press
  • Coleman, R. and McCahill, M. (2011) Surveillance and Crime. London: Sage
  • Cutler, B. L. & Zapf, P. A. (Eds.) (2015) APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology, WA: APA Press
  • De Zutter, A, W. E. A., Robert Horselenberg, R. & van Koppen, P. J. (2017). The Prevalence of False Allegations of Rape in the United States from 2006-2010 Research Article: J Foren Psy, 2:119
  • Hickey E. W. (2010). Serial murderers and their victims. Belmont, California:Wadsworth.
  • Heilbrun, K. (2003). Principles of forensic mental health assessment: Implications for the forensic assessment of sexual offenders. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 989, 167-184.
  • Kalmbach, K. C. & Lyons, P. M. (2006). Ethical Issues in Conducting Forensic Evalua- tions [Electronic Version]. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 2(3), 261- 290.
  • Kapardis, A. (1997). Psychology and Law: A critical introduction. Cambridge University Press.
  • Morgan, R. , Beer, A. , & Fitzgerald, K. (2007). Graduate students’ experiences, interests, and attitudes toward correctional/forensic psychology. Criminal Justice and Behavior V. 34/1, 96-107, 34(1).
  • Muller, D. (2000). Criminal profiling: Real science or just wishful thinking? Homicide Studies. Vol 4(3).
  • Reid, W. H. (2014). Developing a Forensic Practice: Operations & Ethics for Experts. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Resnick, P. J. (1969). Child murder by parents: a psychiatric review of filicide. Am J Psychiatry.
  • Roesch, R. (2000). Forensic psychology. In: Kazdin, Alan E. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Psychology, Vol. 3, 383-386.
  • Simon, R. & Gold, L., ed. (2010). American Psychiatric Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry. American Psychiatric Publishing.
  • Silverman, R.t A., Kennedy, L. W. (1988). Women who kill their children Violence and Victims, Vol 3(2).
  • Stelfox, P. (2009) Criminal Investigation: An Introduction to Principles and Practice. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.
  • St-Yves, M. (2006) The Psychology of Rapport: Five Basic Rules. In T. Williamson (ed.), Investigative Interviewing: Rights, Research, Regulation. Cullompton: Willan Publishing, pp. 87–106.
  • Weisheit, R. A. (1986). When mothers kill their children. The Social Science Journal. Volume 23, issue 4
  • Weissman, H. N. & DeBow, D. M. (2003). Ethical principles and professional competencies. In A. M. Goldstein (Ed.), Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 11, Forensic Psychology (pp. 33-53). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Winerman L. (2004). Criminal profiling: The reality behind the myth. 35(7). Retrieved from
  • Wrightsman, L. S. Forensic psychology. Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Thomason Learning.



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