Forensic Psychology

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Why do people commit crime? How effective and reliable is the investigative process? How do jurors decide whether a person is guilty or innocent? How effective is treatment in reducing the risk of reoffending? In this up-to-date edition of his highly informative textbook, Adrian Scott reveals just how much forensic psychology can tell us - not only about offenders and their crimes, but also about the different stages of the criminal justice system. Covering social, psychological, biological and cognitive theories of crime, as well as research and theory relating to the investigative process, the courtroom and the penal system, this book provides in-depth coverage of the major areas within forensic psychology. It is essential reading for curious students seeking an engaging and accessible introduction to this fascinating topic.

As a forensic psychology professional, you must: Deal with distressing issues and situations; Make assessments that will ... Forensic psychology has become one of the most popular subfields of psychology in recent years. Increasing numbers of students express interest in this field of study, yet many are not quite sure what they need to do to pursue a career in this area.

You'll be trained in the assessment of people with a range of psychological disorders, disabilities and/or special needs. A master's degree in forensic psychology is considered the standard minimum for getting into the field in a research or consultancy role, while clinical work that actually involves working directly with patients will require a PhD or PsyD, as is the case with all clinical psychologists. In celebration of Psychology Week 2019, we delve into what forensic psychology is, who benefits from it, and why it matters.. Forensic psychology is often a misunderstood area of forensic mental health.