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.
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.