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What Is Forensic Psychology?

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What Is Forensic Psychology?

Postby Dariel » Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:37 am

What Is Forensic Psychology?
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What Is Forensic Psychology?

Postby Luki » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:43 pm

Forensic psychology involves applying psychology to the field of criminal investigation and the law. The popularity of forensic psychology has grown phenomenally in recent years, partly due to sensationalized portrayals of the field in movies and television, which are not always accurate. Forensic psychologists are often depicted as criminal profilers who are able to almost psychically deduce a killer's next move. In reality, these professionals practice psychology as a science within the criminal justice system and civil courts.
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