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By: Brian R. Clifford

In: Applied Psychology: Research, Training and Practice

Chapter 9: Forensic Psychology

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Forensic Psychology
Forensic psychology
Brian R. Clifford
Introduction

This chapter documents in broad terms the evolution of forensic psychology and its current growth and future trends. It then indicates how forensic psychologists work in all phases of the criminal justice system: investigation, trial, post-trial and release phases, as well as the aetiology of criminal behaviour. It then discusses the education and training of forensic psychologists, pointing out that the BPS is progressively tightening its rules for Chartership. Pay, prospects and conditions are next presented. Professional issues, stresses and strains, and ongoing areas of disputation ...

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