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Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

While criminal psychology and forensic psychology are very similar, forensic psychology is a subdivision within the field of criminal psychology. Specialists in forensic psychology deal with legal issues at the intersection of criminal psychology and the legal system, including courts, corrections facilities, and probation departments. Forensic psychologists are often asked to determine the mental state of the suspect at the time of the crime and testify to that status in court. Along with consulting about policies and laws, forensic psychologists look into the psychological perspective of a crime and apply those findings to the case so that justice can be served.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology

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Pursue a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology.

Programs:

  • M.A. Forensic Psychology

Locations: Washington
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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

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  • Forensic Psychology (MA) (Online)

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Which career path will you take – Business, Nursing, Education, Psychology? Something else? GCU offers more than 100 majors to get you started!

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  • B.S. in Behavioral Health Science - Trauma

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Touro University Worldwide (TUW) is a non-profit university, accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, and is part of the Touro College and University System.

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  • Master of Arts in Industrial & Organizational Psychology

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Sacred Heart University Online 

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  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology

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Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

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  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

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Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

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  • Health Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Master of Science in Health Psychology

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It is crucial for the forensic psychologist to be able to merge the principles of law and psychology in order to testify accurately, yet in a way that can be understood by the average juror so that the correct findings are applied to the jury deliberations.

An alternative career path for the forensic psychologist is in specialized research. Forensic psychologists that focus solely on research may help strengthen public policy and improve interrogation methods, as well as helping improve the reliability of eyewitness accounts. In the field of public policy, the work of forensic psychologists strengthens prisons and correctional facilities by improving their design and the layout of cells. As do students of criminal psychology, forensic psychologists require more than a bachelor's degree to practice in the profession. A doctorate in psychology is the minimum requirement along with specialized study in criminal justice or criminal psychology. Currently, work as a consultant, in clinical environments, and in assistance to trial attorneys are all generating high job demand and solid employment possibilities for forensic psychologists. When opportunities to teach at the university level are also considered, a job for the new forensic psychologist may not be hard to find.