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Choosing a research topic can be challenging. Knowing where to look for ideas can be helpful. Reference materials are a good starting point. They often give a good overview of the subject area, present relevant background information on your topic as well as provide relevant keywords for searching databases. Reference materials include dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies.

The Cambridge handbook of forensic psychology
e-book

Encyclopedia of forensic science
REF HV8073 .B425

Forensic science: An illustrated dictionary
REF HV8073 .B677 2004 [online]

The Oxford handbook of criminology
HV6025 .O87 2007

Fundamentals of forensic practice: mental health and criminal law
e-book

Forensic psychology 4 volume
e-book

Suggested psychology reference materials:

APA Dictionary of Psychology
REF BF31 .A63 2007

The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science
e-book (volumes 1-4)

Encyclopedia of Psychology
e-book

Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
e-book

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
e-book

The Social Science Encyclopedia
e-book

Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice
e-book

Forensic psychology textbooks could also be helpful when selecting a research topic.
Here are a few recommended titles:

Forensic Criminology
HV8073 .P47 2010

Forensic science : an introduction to scientific and investigative techniques.
HV8073 .F67 2005

Current perspectives in forensic psychology and criminal behaviour.
HV6080 .C87 2008

Forensic psychology.
RA1148 .P69 2009

Forensic Psychology: a very short introduction
RA1148 .C36 2010

Forensic psychology and law
e-book

Forensic psychology: the use of behavioral science in civil and criminal justice
RA1148.F73 2007

Handbook of eyewitness psychology (2 volumes)
KF9672.H36

APA (American Psychological Association) also offers useful resources:
Glossary of Psychological Terms
Research in Action (select: law and psychology)
APA search page (use : forensic psychology in Index Terms)

Content last updated: August 19, 2019