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Schools Offering Online Forensic Psychology programs

Criminal psychology can be an important element to a criminal case: the mental state of the criminal at the time of the crime, the pattern of a criminal's crimes, etc. Forensic psychology is the branch of psychology that has to do with the application of criminal psychology to a particular court case or other criminal justice issue.

Forensic psychologists work at the intersection of psychology and the criminal justice system. They may be expert witnesses and testify in court. They may collect and present evidence. They may help investigators or prosecutors establish motive in a criminal case. Forensic psychologists may work at psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, and juvenile detention centers, among other places.