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University of Toronto Scarborough
David Nussbaum

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Forensic Psychology Forensic psychology is the field of psychology that deals with all aspects of human behaviour as it relates to the law or legal system The major professional associate American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP) and the American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS) define forensic psychology as professional practice by psychologists within the areas of clinical psychology, counselling psychology, neuropsychology, and school psychology when they are engaged regularly as experts and represent themselves as such, in an activity primarily intended to provide professional psychological expertise to the judicial system. Others who dont fit this criterion in narrow definition would not be considered a forensic psychologist; this narrow definition focuses upon the application of psychology A more broad and accepted definition was proposed by Bartol and Bartol (2006) a) Research endeavour that examines aspects of human behaviour directly related to the legal process... b) Professional practice of psychology within or in consultation with a legal system that embraces both civil and criminal law Individuals who consider themselves forensic psychologists are always interested in issues that arise at the intersection between psychology and law Forensic psychologists can be a combination of clinicians, researchers(experimenters), and legal scholors Clinical forensic psychologists are broadly concerned with mental health issues as they pertain to the legal system and law 1. can include both research and practice in a wide variety of settings, such as schools, prisons, hospitals and so forth 2. some issues clinical forensic psychologists are interested in may include: divorce and child custody mediation determinations of criminal responsibility www.notesolution.com
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