Intro to Forensic Psychology

Intro to Forensic Psychology - 1 Introduction to Forensic...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology What is Forensic Psychology? • The term “forensic” • Forensic Fields – Forensic Psychology • The research, practice, or application of psychological knowledge as it pertains to the legal system – Forensic Science • Forensic accounting • Questioned documents • Forensic dentistry • Etc. Careers in Forensic Psychology • Law Enforcement – Local or federal officer – Crime scene investigation – Human resource management – Hostage negotiation • Social Psychology – Jury consulting – Detecting deception – Aggression/violence • Expert Witness Testimony • Clinical Psychology – Critical incident counseling – Competency and insanity evaluations – Fitness for duty evaluations – Employee assistance programs – Victim assistance – Counseling in a correctional facility Types of Forensic Psychology Graduate Programs • Master’s in Forensic Psychology • Master’s in Psychology with a forensic concentration •...
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course PSY 1443 taught by Professor Lopez during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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