Forensic Psychology FactsNovember 16, 2016 – 02:48 pm

Forensic Psychology Facts

Forensic psychologists are considered part of the larger field of psychologists in general, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS lists the median national annual salary for psychologists as $69, 280. Actual salaries may vary based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and other factors. Compare psychology salaries below: Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook…

Forensic and Legal PsychologyNovember 14, 2016 – 02:42 pm

Forensic and Legal Psychology

Legal psychology involves empirical, psychological research of the law, legal institutions, and people who come into contact with the law. Legal psychologists typically take basic social and cognitive principles and apply them to issues in the legal system such as eyewitness memory, jury decision-making, investigations, and interviewing. The term legal psychology has only recently come into usage, primarily as a way to differentiate the experimental…

Forensic EvaluationsNovember 13, 2016 – 02:41 pm

Forensic Evaluations

Forensic evaluations refer to comprehensive psychological evaluations that intersect with the legal profession. In these matters, psychologists are called into legal proceedings to provide objective and comprehensive psychological evaluations and to give expert witness testimony on particular areas of psychology. Dr. Bruce has developed an expertise in forensic evaluations and has served as an expert witness in various forensic matters. Typical forensic…

Forensic Psychology AssociationNovember 9, 2016 – 02:27 pm

Forensic Psychology Association

Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system. It involves understanding criminal law in the relevant jurisdictions in order to be able to interact appropriately with judges, attorneys and other legal professionals. An important aspect of forensic psychology is the ability to testify in court, reformulating psychological findings into the legal language of the courtroom, providing information to legal personnel…

Starting Salary for Forensic PsychologistNovember 7, 2016 – 02:13 pm

Starting Salary for Forensic Psychologist

Forensic psychologists study the human brain to solve legal questions. BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images Forensic psychology applies psychology to the legal system, according to the American Psychological Association. These psychologists use the techniques of psychology, including evaluation and treatment of clinical disorders, to provide reports, testimony and consultations to courts, attorneys and other individuals involved in the judicial system…

Articles on Forensic PsychologyNovember 1, 2016 – 01:43 pm

Articles on Forensic Psychology

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty. When someone commits a horrific, inexplicable crime, we naturally wonder whether he’s mentally ill: Who but a crazy person could do such a thing? But when a killer acts crazy after his arrest, we also might wonder whether he’s preparing for his trial. That’s the speculation around Colorado shooter James Holmes, whose psychiatric treatment and bizarre behavior in court and prison make people wonder whether he’s truly…

Bachelor Degree Jobs in PsychologyOctober 25, 2016 – 12:39 pm

Bachelor Degree Jobs in Psychology

It s true that, in order to work as a psychologist, a master s or doctorate degree is typically required. However, a bachelor s degree in psychology can still function as a valuable starting point for a number of career paths. These career paths may or may not be in the field of psychology; the skills acquired from a bachelor s in psychology can be applied to a wide range of promising fields. Common Career Paths The majority of students with a bachelor…