FORENSICS BLOG 25 / 04 / 13

Forensic Psychologists areas of specialisationBy Alison Cullen

25 / 04 / 13

Forensic psychologists are scientist-practitioners. They apply psychological knowledge, theory and skills to the understanding and functioning of legal and criminal justice systems, and to conducting research in relevant areas.

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Forensic Psychologists often work in criminal, civil and family legal contexts and provide services for litigants, perpetrators, victims, and personnel of government and community organisations.

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE EMPLOYED IN A VARIETY OF AREAS INCLUDING:

  • - Courts and other tribunals.
  • - Mental health (both general services and
    forensic mental health services).
  • - Corrections (adult and juvenile, prisons and community).
  • - Child protection.
  • - Family services (e.g. family violence counselling services,
    parent training programs).
  • - Alcohol and other drug services.
  • - Rehabilitation services (e.g. pain clinics, head injury services).
  • - Police.
  • - Academia, research and policy organisations.
  • - Private practice.

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