Chapter 4 The Psychology of Forensic Identification: DNA, Fingerprints, and Trace Evidence, is unique to textbooks in this course. There are also full chapters on rapidly developing research areas, such as Lie Detection; Workplace Law (Harassment, Discrimination, and Fairness), Dangerousness and Risk Assessment; Corrections; and the Death Penalty.

Strong Science and Applications

Examples from numerous actual cases and trials give a compelling real-world context for exploring the field’s principles and themes.

Strong pedagogical program includes three kinds of boxes:



Hot Topic Boxes

Hot Topic boxes showcase controversial issues.


Legal Update Boxes

Legal Update boxes summarize established and emerging laws.


Scientific American Spotlight

Scientific American Spotlight highlights new and relevant research from Scientific American Mind.