Forensic psychology schools in Arizona demonstrate to students how the principles of modern psychology apply to law enforcement and the criminal justice system. A master’s degree is generally preferred for candidates in this field. Aspects of this job may include evaluating the mental competency of witnesses or offenders, counseling victims of crimes, and consulting with attorneys regarding the interpretation of psychological findings. Recommended classes include psychopathology, criminal behavior, research methods, ethics, consultation, individual evaluations, psychology and the legal system, treatment and evaluation of offenders, and victim psychology. Jobs may be found in correctional treatment facilities, independent consulting firms, or in various law enforcement agencies.
Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law as well as certificate programs in many areas.
- Forensic Psychology (MA)