Forensic Psychology HistoryFebruary 9, 2021 – 12:16 pm

Forensic Psychology History

Forensic & Criminal Psychology Criminal Behaviour: Before talking about what forensic and criminal psychology is, we must define criminal behaviour first. Criminal behaviour suggests a large number and variety of acts. Andrew and Bonta (1998) suggest four broad definitions of criminal behaviour and the acts and behaviours that fit within these domains. These four areas are legal criminal behaviour or actions that are prohibited my the state…

Forensic Psychology MovieFebruary 3, 2021 – 12:15 pm

Forensic Psychology Movie

1991: Silence of the Lambs Jodi Foster plays the role of Clarice Starling, an FBI academy student assigned the task of pursuing a wanted serial killer “Buffalo Bill”. In order to get into the mind of the serial killer she is after, she sets off to interview Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned serial killer. The movie is based on the 1988 novel “The Silence of the Lambs” by Thomas Harris. Click on the video below to see a trailer for the movie:…

Top Forensic Psychology Graduate ProgramsJanuary 22, 2021 – 12:10 pm

Top Forensic Psychology Graduate Programs

If you would like to use psychology in a field that studies legal procedures, crime and justice, then forensic psychology may be just right for you. One of the things forensic psychologists work on is criminal profiling. However, you may also work with victims or directly with offenders, be involved in child custody hearings, and you could be an expert witness in various cases. As a forensic psychologist, no two days at work will ever be the same…

Jobs for People with Psychology DegreesJanuary 4, 2021 – 12:01 pm

Jobs for People with Psychology Degrees

Students who are interested in majoring in psychology may be wondering, Just what can I do with a degree in psychology? What occupational choices will I have? These are common question! The sections below will provide information on the types of jobs and opportunities afforded to psychology majors. Questions Often Asked by Career-Seeking Psychology Students The following three questions are often asked by psychology majors who are interested in…

Colleges with Forensic Psychology MajorsDecember 29, 2020 – 12:01 pm

Colleges with Forensic Psychology Majors

Forensic Psychologists apply psychology to criminal justice. Already an interdisciplinary field, the forensic psychology major will bring together primarily two programs at Saint Rose: Psychology and Criminal Justice. The field of forensic psychology is immense, ranging from assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of criminal forensic populations, courtroom process, and organization analysis to policy studies. If the student is appropriately prepared…

Introduction to Forensic PsychologyDecember 5, 2020 – 11:58 am

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Filled with real–life examples, practical applications, and case law discussions, Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fourth Edition covers new and emerging fields of study, the many areas where psychology plays a significant role in the civil and criminal justice systems, and the wide range of issues that are an integral part of the forensic psychologist’s day-to-day work. This unique, career-oriented textbook emphasizes a multicultural…

Salary for Forensic PsychologyNovember 29, 2020 – 11:57 am

Salary for Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychologists comprise a small group of specialized human services psychologists who are often lumped into the other psychologists category when it comes to salary statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reports that Other Psychologists, including forensic psychologists, earned a mean annual wage of $88, 400 in May 2013, with the top 10 percent earning $117, 090 or more, and the bottom 10 percent earning $42, 550 or less…