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Running head: CAREER PROFILE ON FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY           1

Career Profile on Forensic Psychology

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Christi White

Burlington County College

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Abstract

The career path based in Psychology that I am choosing for research is Forensic Psychologist. After researching the different types of fields in Psychology, this is the one that has inspired me the most.   In my report I will be discussing the requirements that are needed to establish a position as a Forensic Psychologist and the types of problems/diagnosis/illnesses that are associated with the population that this type of psychology focuses on.   I will also include the different areas that this particular psychology is used in and how often it is used.   I will also discuss the different pay scales based on the level of education and experience you have in this particular field.   This paper will be based on information that has been researched from the internet from psychology websites and actual career listings.

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Career Profile on Forensic Psychology

In my research of different career paths in the psychology field, I came across forensic psychology, which has been around since the 1900’s and focuses specifically with law and psychology and applies to the criminal and civil justice systems.   Forensic Psychology is used in various forms, such as in assisting with criminal cases, which they would assist in treating mentally ill offenders, consulting with attorneys (e.g. on picking a jury), analyzing a criminal’s mind and intent, and practicing within the civil area.   If they are working with the civil side of psychology they would assist judges on decision of children’s future, such as custody, abuse and adoption along with various other family court issues.   The may also choose to work within the public, where they can help design correctional facilities and...

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