Career Paths In Forensic Psychology

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Forensic psychology is a growing field in the United States that involves a blend of research in psychology, psychological theory, and practice in clinical settings within the legal justice system

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2. Forensic psychology is a growing field in the United States that involves a blend of research in psychology, psychological theory, and practice in clinical settings within the legal justice system. www.helpingpsychology.com iStock_000002809751Small-300x200 3. Career OpportunitiesForensic psychologists engage in expert testimony and psychological evaluation. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/340558-26030-5.jpg 4. Expert testimony involves providing testimony as an expert on the likely validity of evidence presented in a legal case. Psychological evaluation may involve evaluating a suspect for the purposes of assisting the prosecutor or defendant. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.postregister.com/special/ofmethandmotherhood/Part2/full/jan_16_stuart_7_blur_c.jpg 5. A forensic psychologist works with individuals who are at an increased risk for engaging in aggressive behaviors.A forensic psychologist may engage in consultation, treatment, assessment or in a combination of the above to facilitate treatment. www.helpingpsychology.com http://helpingpsychology.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/iStock_000001903638Small-300x224.jpg 6. Forensic psychologists become involved in the legal process through provision of consultative services, as well as through conduction of research and offering of testimony. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.worldwidelearn.com/img/spotlight/argosy-university/forensic-psychology/forensic-psychology2.jpg 7. Sub-Specialties in Forensic Psychology A police psychology sub-specialty in forensic psychology involves working specifically with police officers and persons related to law enforcement. www.helpingpsychology.com 8. An offender profiling sub-specialty involves creating profiles of particular offenders, assisting law enforcement and legal services in identifying the kinds of individuals likely to have committed a particular crime. www.helpingpsychology.com https://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u52/like-minds-6.jpg 9. A criminal psychology or criminal behavior sub-specialty in forensic psychology involves studying the psychological profiles of criminals, as well as their behavior profiles. A correctional psychology sub-specialty involves work in correctional settings, where a psychologist may work with inmates or with personnel who come in contact with the inmates. www.helpingpsychology.com 10. A victims services or victimology sub-specialty involves work with individuals who have been victimized by criminals; a forensic psychologist may work directly with the victims or in a consultative role to those assisting the victims. www.helpingpsychology.com http://www.php.moj.gov.tw/site/moj/public/MMO/php/english/eng-6consulting-01.jpg 11. www.argosy.edu www.HelpingPsychology.com Helping Psychology Is Sponsored By