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Forensic Psychology in California

Students who wish to study at forensic psychology schools in California can choose from over five locations. Forensic psychology applies the principles of psychology to the criminal justice system. In particular, forensic psychologists may evaluate and treat offenders, counsel victims of crimes, provide expert testimony or opinions, investigate claims of child abuse, or assess mental competency. They are usually associated with criminal law proceedings, but they can also be found in family and civil law cases. Classes for a master’s degree in this field include maladaptive behavior, criminal psychology, treatment and evaluation of offenders, ethics, research methods, victim psychology, and psychological assessment techniques.