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  Forensic psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Child custody mediation is another role that forensic psychologists undertake in the family law arena - serving as a mediator between divorced parents who remain in dispute about the needs and interests of their children.
Forensic psychologists are perhaps most commonly recognized for their involvement in the processing a crime scene.
Forensic Psychology Blog Regularly updated news and articles from the world of Forensic Psychology.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Forensic_psychology   (664 words)

 What is Forensic Psychology? It's Not Silence of the Lambs! - Psi Chi
Forensic psychology is one of the fastest growing areas of psychology as suggested both by an increase in the practice of clinical psychology within our legal system and the increasing interest expressed by undergraduate and graduate students.
Forensic psychologists are not able to become psychically linked with a particular killer and visualize their next move as the heroes in the movies or on television seem to do.
Forensic psychologists can be employed in a variety of settings including jails, prisons, state hospitals, federal and local law enforcement agencies, community mental health centers, juvenile detention facilities, private practice, or colleges and universities.
www.psichi.org /pubs/articles/article_58.asp   (2568 words)

 Forensic Psychology Programs
The field of psychology and law involves the application of psychological principles to legal concerns and the interaction of psychology and law, for individuals involved in the legal process.
The Psychology, Public Policy and Law Program at the University of Arizona is designed to train scholars interested in research and policy careers who will produce theoretically and methodologically sophisticated research in the psychology, policy and law interface.
The Forensic Psychology area is concerned with the application of psychology to the understanding of anti-social and criminal behaviours, and to all aspects of the criminal/justice system.
www.psywww.com /careers/forensic.htm   (1792 words)

 Psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Psychology differs from biology and neuroscience in that it is primarily concerned with the interaction of mental processes and behavior on a systemic level, as opposed to studying the biological or neural processes themselves.
Forensic psychology is the area concerned with the application of psychological methods and principles to the legal arena.
Research in psychology is conducted in broad accord with the standards of the scientific method, encompassing both qualitative ethological and quantitative statistical modalities to generate and evaluate explanatory hypotheses with regard to psychological phenomena.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychology   (5483 words)

 Forensic Psychology Experts
Traditionally, forensic psychologists have assisted courts through their expertise in the administration and interpretation of tests that qualitatively measure different aspects of human emotions and behavior.
For this reason, forensic psychology often confronts questions where the inexact nature of the science of human feelings and thinking must be properly accounted for.
Forensic psychologists are uniquely trained to administer and interpret a variety of psychological tests, measuring personality, aptitude, and diagnosis.
www.forensicpanel.com /expertise/psychology.htm   (410 words)

 Forensic Psychology
Forensic Psychology is devoted to psychological aspects of legal processes in courts.
However, forensic psychologists can also be employed in the health service (including rehabilitation units and secure hospitals), the social service (including the police service, young offenders units, and the probation service), and in university departments or in private consultancy.
Forensic Psychology in the UK is currently booming with a significant growth in the job market.
www.bps.org.uk /careers/areas/forensic.cfm   (633 words)

 Forensic Psychology Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science - Find Articles
It is fitting that this leading Canadian psychology journal would choose to place the spotlight on the burgeoning discipline of forensic psychology in a Special Issue.
Researchers in forensic psychology have been given the remarkable opportunity to educate the judiciary in several areas, including eyewitness identification and credibility assessment.
Because of the unique challenges of doing research on and working with forensic populations, the argument that students graduating from existing Clinical Psychology PhD programs (in the absence of specialized training) are prepared for research and practice in forensic psychology is unconvincing.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3717/is_200404/ai_n9395071   (717 words)

 John Jay College - Doctoral Program in Forensic Psychology
In that petition, forensic psychology is defined as “the professional practice by psychologists within the areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, neuropsychology, and school psychology, when they are engaged regularly as experts and represent themselves as such, in an activity primarily intended to provide professional psychological expertise to the judicial system” (p.
Forensic psychology is clearly rooted in the discipline of psychology and draws on other areas of the field including clinical, developmental, social, and experimental psychology (Otto, 2002).
To prepare students to practice forensic psychology within and in response to the needs of the legal system, including conducting psychosocial interventions in forensic settings, performing forensic psychological assessments, and serving as consultants and experts to the courts, law enforcement, correctional agencies, and the legal system generally.
johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu /forensicPsych   (3229 words)

 American Board of Forensic Psychology - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forensic Psychology is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system.
The word "forensic" comes from the Latin word "forensis," meaning "of the forum," where the law courts of ancient Rome were held.
Today forensic refers to the application of scientific principles and practices to the adversary process where specially knowledgeable scientists play a role.
www.abfp.com   (117 words)

 Forensic Psychology Dictionary
The forensic anthropologist is often of key relevance to the identification of remains.
The forensic psychologist may have either a Ph.D. in forensic psychology, clinical psychology with a forensic focus, or experimental psychology with a forensic focus.
Forensic psychologists may also be called on to: evaluate new laws and programs, assist in the assessment and hiring of new police officers, etc.
www.uplink.com.au /lawlibrary/Documents/Docs/Doc20.html   (3399 words)

 Forensic Psychology History and Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forensic psychology is a well-established, yet often misunderstood, practice area of psychology and law.
Forensic psychology is NOT usually found as a concentration nor as a subfield specialty at the undergraduate level.
Forensic psychologists are not permitted to testify on the accuracy of a particular witness, only on the inherent unreliability of eyewitnesses in general.
faculty.ncwc.edu /toconnor/psy/psylect01.htm   (4604 words)

 Forensic Psychology at the University of Melbourne
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Forensic Psychologists describes forensic psychology as "the application of psychological knowledge, concepts and skills to the understanding of the functioning of the legal and criminal justice system.
Forensic psychology embraces psychology and the law, the psychology of police and policing, corrections, probation and parole, victim services, addiction services, family services and the full range of activities related to law enforcement, and the evaluation and treatment of offenders."
Here at the University of Melbourne, in the Master of Criminology (Forensic Psychology) we specialise in adult offenders and correctional psychology and run coursework subjects taught by leading experts in forensic psychology.
www.criminology.unimelb.edu.au /forensic   (485 words)

 Psychwatch: Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry Page
Forensic Psychology/ Psychiatry involves both psychology and psychiatric science in relation to the law and legal system, including criminal behaviors and criminal investigations.
This page provides links to various types of information that are of use to those in the fields of forensic psychology, psychiatry, and criminal behaviors.
Psychology literature per se is not found, but there are valuable links to sites.
www.psychwatch.com /forensic_page.htm   (1346 words)

 MSc Forensic Psychology
Forensic psychology examines psychological theories, methods and processes within the context of the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.
Forensic psychologist work in collaboration with criminal justice practitioners such as police and probation as well as other psychologists within the special hospitals and the prison service.
To expose students to the major theoretical formulations and models in the area of Forensic Psychology in order to provide a conceptual underpinning to inform their approach to research and practice.
www.surrey.ac.uk /Psychology/MScForensicPsychology.htm   (1483 words)

Forensic psychology is the practice of psychology related to the legal system.
I did not originally plan on developing a forensic specialty--I simply was the only doctoral level psychologist in a small community, and found myself being called to the jail for emergencies, talking with attorneys about disturbed clients, and increasingly testifying in court about the mental status and treatment of clients.
For those who are considering forensic psych as a career, you should contact the moderator to see whether you might "lurk" awhile and get a sense of the topics and issues current in forensic psychology.
faculty.css.edu /dswenson/web/FORENSIC.HTM   (3352 words)

 Aviation Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Psychological Testing, and Research
The word forensic derives from the Latin forensis, a public place, so forensic psychology is psychology characteristic of, or suitable for, a law court or public debate.
One aspect of forensic psychology, criminal psychology, is specifically concerned with the psychology of criminal behavior.
American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE) The ACFE is a multi-disciplinary organization whose purpose is to advance the profession of forensic examination and consultation across the many professional fields represented.
www.guidetopsychology.com /othapp.htm   (1420 words)

 FAQ's About Forensic Psychology
Some forensic psychologists are quite specialized, and are more properly called police psychologists (if they limit their practice to working with law enforcement agencies and officers) or correctional psychologists (if they limit their practice to working with correctional facilities, staff, and/or inmates).
Forensic psychology is one of the newer disciplines in psychology, and does not yet have one formal, structured path to the profession, but we can identify a path that most forensic psychologists have taken.
Until we have more training programs that offer a specialty track in forensic psychology, the most effective way to become a forensic psychologist is still to obtain comprehensive training as a clinical psychologist, if you intend to do applied forensic work.
psychweb.cisat.jmu.edu /spcp/FAQs_About_Forensic_Psychology.htm   (944 words)

 AIU Forensic Psychology Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Both doctoral programs in forensic psychology are structured for either full-time and part-time enrollment.
While forensic topics have been a mainstay in the campus curriculum and in psychology generally, the breadth of the field still is in its infancy.
Forensics is the interdisciplinary study of law, psychology, criminal/civil justice and mental health.
www2.alliant.edu /cas/forensic   (514 words)

 Amazon.com: Forensic Psychology: Books: Lawrence S. Wrightsman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wrightsman's broad view of forensics shows readers the variety of ways that psychologists aid the legal system such as serving as expert witnesses, criminal profiling, trial consulting, determining child custody decisions, assisting in jury selection, and testifying about battered women syndrome or rape trauma.
Includes coverage of clinical forensic psychology with practical information, case studies, and a discussion of the history of the field.
It also clearly defines what a forensic psychologist is. I am a fourth year psychology major and have read many psychology books about a variety of psychological subjects, and this book is one of the most intresting I have read in a while.
www.amazon.com /Forensic-Psychology-Lawrence-S-Wrightsman/dp/0534526799   (1136 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Psychology: Forensics and Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forensic Clinical Psychology at Sam Houston State University - Provides an introduction to forensic clinical psychology and opportunities for study in this area at Sam Houston State University.
Forensic Psychology and Legal Issues - The forensic and legal psychology section of the Social Science Information Gateway.
Investigative Psychology - What IP is and where to obtain a degree in the USA.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Forensics_and_Law   (641 words)

 Forensic Psychology Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Eyewitness Laboratory in the Psychology Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) focuses on research in eyewitness memory and identification, and many aspects of face recognition.
Explanation of forensic psychology, how it pertains to communities, and what psychologists should know after completing a forensic evaluation.
A forensic psychiatrist is a physician who integrates clinical experience, knowledge of medicine, mental health, and the neurosciences to form an independent, objective opinion.
www.psychology.org /links/Environment_Behavior_Relationships/Forensic   (1349 words)

 Forensic psychology services
Forensic psychology is the interface of psychology and the law, so all psychological services provided for the legal community are forensic psychological services.
Most forensic psychologists provide services which are both clinical and forensic in nature.
After completing a forensic evaluation, psychologists should be able to logically defend their conclusions, using explanations which are understandable to non-psychologists.
drdonaldfranklin.com /forensic   (898 words)

 Psychology Information Online
This information can be helpful to consumers, psychologists, undergraduate and graduate students of psychology, and anyone interested in accurate information about the practice of psychology.
Psychology Information Online also provides information specifically for professional psychologists, as well as information tailored to students seeking information about training in the field of psychology.
Psychology Information Online is a privately owned website which provides information about the practice of psychology for the benefit of consumers and psychologists.
www.psychologyinfo.com   (362 words)

 Forensic Psychology
The Society Stage 2 Qualification in Forensic Psychology is currently the only one available and as such is the only route to becoming a Chartered Forensic Psychologist in the UK.
The Board of Examiners consists of Chartered Forensic Psychologists who represent the Division of Forensic Psychology as well as the broad training community, with their work overseen by the Society's Membership and Professional Training Board (MPTB).
The role of the Board of Examiners is to formulate and manage all matters relating to policy and procedure concerned with the assessment of competence in Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the postgraduate Qualification in Health Psychology, leading to registration as a Chartered Psychologist.
www.bps.org.uk /careers/society_qual/forensic_qual.cfm   (318 words)

 Forensic Psychology Program: FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Forensic psychologists study the disciplines of law and psychology as they impact the justice and mental health systems.
Forensic psychologists are called upon for assistance in police, court and correctional contexts.
Students in a given program (Forensic Psychology) at a given location (Fresno) will receive the benefits of instruction from an expert who may be physically in Los Angeles.
www2.alliant.edu /cas/forensic/faq.htm   (1193 words)

 Forensic Psychology Program M.A.: Academics: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Forensic Psychology Program M.A. The rapidly growing field of Forensic Psychology focuses on the application of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system.
Graduates of The Chicago School's Forensic Psychology program work in a variety of environments including probation services, court service units, protective services, violence risk assessment, jails and prisons, law enforcement, and specialized agencies such as child advocacy centers.
The Forensic Psychology M.A. is full-time or part-time program requiring 50 semester hours of coursework, which includes practicum experience or a master’s thesis.
www.thechicagoschool.edu /content.cfm/forensic_psychology_program_ma   (625 words)

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY involves the application of psychological knowledge, theory and skills to the understanding and functioning of the legal and criminal justice system.
Forensic psychology encompasses psychology and the law, the psychology of police and policing, corrections, parole, victim services, addiction services and family services.
Forensic psychologists may prepare psychological reports for the court or parole bodies, appear as expert witnesses, provide consultation to police and correctional organisations, carry out research (eg into offending behaviour, witness studies, jury behaviour) and provide assessment and treatment in forensic settings.
members.optushome.com.au /dwillsh/index.html   (216 words)

Clinical criminology is a para-medical profession, similar to forensic psychology as practised in Australia, the US and elsewhere.
The purpose of the FMSF is to seek the reasons for the spread of False Memory Syndrome; to work for the prevention of new cases of False Memory Syndrome; and to aid the victims, both primary and secondary, of False Memory Syndrome.
An open discussion group for forensic psychiatric/mental health nurses and others with an interest in the care of those people who might be described as mentally disordered offenders, i.e.
members.optusnet.com.au /dwillsh/forensic.htm   (1266 words)

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