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The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology

The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology

University of Suffolk Academic: Professor Miranda Horvath

Institute for Social Justice and Crime

Summary

'In the decade since the publication of the first edition of The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology, the field has expanded into areas such as social work and education, while maintaining the interest of criminal justice researchers and policy makers. This new edition provides cutting-edge and comprehensive coverage of the key theoretical perspectives, assessment methods, and interventions in forensic psychology. The chapters address substantive topics such as acquisitive crime, domestic violence, mass murder, and sexual violence, while also exploring emerging areas of research such as the expansion of cybercrime, particularly child sexual exploitation, as well as aspects of terrorism and radicalisation. Reflecting the global reach of forensic psychology and its wide range of perspectives, the international team of contributors emphasise diversity and cross-reference between adults, adolescents, and children to deliver a contemporary picture of the discipline.'

Reference: Brown, J., & Horvath, M. (Eds.). (2021). The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology (2nd ed., Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108848916 

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The Impacts of Working with Victims of Sexual Violence

The Impacts of Working with Victims of Sexual Violence: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. 

University of Suffolk Academic: Professor Miranda Horvath and Ioana Crivatu

Institute for Social Justice and Crime

Summary

'Supporting clients who have experienced trauma can lead to trauma symptoms in those working with them; workers in the sexual violence field are at heightened risks of these. This article collated and critically appraised papers, published from 2017 onward, in the area of people assisting victims of sexual violence. It explores the impacts and effects the work has on them, their coping and self-care mechanisms, and organizational support offered to them.'

Reference: Crivatu, I. M., Horvath, M. A. H., & Massey, K. (2021). The Impacts of Working with Victims of Sexual Violence: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. Trauma, Violence, & Abusehttps://doi.org/10.1177/15248380211016024

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Gang Research: Utilizing Southern Criminology in the Global North

Utilizing southern criminology in the global north: applying southern criminology to over-standings of English gang research

University of Suffolk Academic: Dr Paul Andell 

Institute for Social Justice and Crime

Summary

This chapter utilizes ideas from Southern criminology and applies them to the UK Gang Thesis Debate in the global North. The chapter illustrates how paradigms of knowledge production have manifested tensions created through ignoring postcolonial experiences and sensibilities in favor of the arid analysis of risk tools. The chapter argues that critical realism shares a post-positivist association with postcolonial studies and feminist standpoint theory, and therefore new analysis can be gained by adopting dynamic methodologies which acknowledge layered ontologies and relative epistemologies.

Reference: Andell, P. (2021) Utilizing southern criminology in the global north: applying southern criminology to over-standings of English gang research. In: Routledge International Handbook of Critical Gang Studies. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 3-15. ISBN 9781138616110