Licensure requirements vary from state to state. To become a fully licensed psychologist every graduate must complete a specified number of supervised hours of practice. This should be easy for criminal psychologists working in a prison or for the court system.
Training and Self-Development
Even after years of success – not to mention the obtaining of degrees, internships, entry level jobs and promotions – criminal psychologists should continue to develop professionally.
A great way to do this is by attending professional trainings, symposiums and conventions. If employed by a government agency, most likely training will be offered frequently. This job can be stressful and even harmful to one’s mental health, so it is important to be open to different kinds of therapy. Not only will it help to deal with what might happen in the line of duty, it is also helpful for any psychologist to be on the opposite end every once and a while.
What is the Salary for a Criminal Psychologist?
The outlook for this profession is great – crime will always exist, and someone will need to be there to evaluate the criminals.
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(law, ethics) PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS FOR THE COURTS, 3RD EDITION (Book + 5 CE Credits) the section entitled The Criminal Process in the book by G. Melton, J. Petrila, N. Poythress, C. Slobogin, ISBN 1572309660 (continuing education, psychology, social work)
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