Forensic Psychology

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Forensic Psychologists apply psychology within the criminal justice system and civil courts. They focus on understanding why certain behaviors occur, and also in helping to minimize and prevent such behaviors.

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JOSIE LANE

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Journalist, communist & editor for Hindustan Times, DNA & Nat Geo Traveler. She's covered stories from travel start-ups, communities, gentrification, gender issues, and human rights.

 

Career prospects & criteria 

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Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, sociology

  • Master's degree in forensic psychology 

What you need to get started

  • Consulting with, and providing training and curriculum development for, law enforcement and corrections agencies

  • Excel at assessment, interviewing, report writing, and case presentation.

Soft Skills

  • Communication

  • Flexibility 

  • Rational Thinking

  • Emotional detachment

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Compassion 

  • Stress management

  • Resilience

  • Open-mindedness  

Technical Skills

  • Strong forensic skills 

  • Ability to Comprehend/Communicate Legal Terminology

  • Psychology Assessments

  • Medicine

  • Forensic science

  • Criminology

  • Anthropology

  • Sociology

  • Biology