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Forensic Psychology, General

The general field of forensic psychology offers you a chance to be a part of the legal system in an advisory capacity. You can play an integral role in family, civil or criminal court cases. Read the following article to learn how.

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Forensic psychology is a field that combines aspects of the U.S. legal system with the practice of psychology. A forensic psychologist is a licensed psychologist who uses his or her understanding of human behaviors to advise lawyers, judges and juries on the psychological aspects of a particular case. Many forensic psychologists work as expert witnesses, or they may provide competency evaluations or child-custody recommendations.

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Forensic psychology requires ample training with several specialty-specific courses. In order to practice forensic psychology, a student must earn a doctoral degree in forensic psychology, which generally requires five years of postgraduate work. Review the articles below for more details about relevant degree programs.

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