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Forensic psychology

Index Forensic psychology

Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the justice system. [1]

51 relations: Adversarial system, Applied psychology, Brain damage, California School of Professional Psychology, Clinical psychology, Competence (law), Competency evaluation (law), Counseling psychology, Credibility, Credible witness, Criminal law, Death row, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology, Elizabeth Loftus, Exclusionary rule, Experimental psychology, Expert witness, Family law, Florida, Ford v. Wainwright, Forensic psychiatry, Gísli Guðjónsson, Hearsay, Industrial and organizational psychology, Insanity defense, Irving B. Weiner, Judge, Jury selection, Jury selection in the United States, Kansas v. Hendricks, Lawyer, Legal profession, Legal psychology, List of national legal systems, List of United States Supreme Court cases involving mental health, Malingering, Media psychology, Mens rea, Mitigating factor, Neuropsychology, Offender profiling, Presentence investigation report, Psychological intervention, Psychology, Ronald Roesch, Saul Kassin, Settled insanity, Social psychology, Supreme Court of the United States, ..., Testimony. Expand index (1 more) »

Adversarial system

The adversarial system or adversary system is a legal system used in the common law countries where two advocates represent their parties' case or position before an impartial person or group of people, usually a jury or judge, who attempt to determine the truth and pass judgment accordingly.

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Applied psychology

Applied psychology is the use of psychological methods and findings of scientific psychology to solve practical problems of human and animal behavior and experience.

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Brain damage

Brain damage or brain injury (BI) is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells.

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California School of Professional Psychology

The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) was founded in 1969 by the California Psychological Association.

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Clinical psychology

Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.

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Competence (law)

In United States law, competence concerns the mental capacity of an individual to participate in legal proceedings or transactions, and the mental condition a person must have to be responsible for his or her decisions or acts.

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Competency evaluation (law)

In the United States criminal justice system, a competency evaluation is an assessment of the ability of a defendant to understand and rationally participate in a court process.

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Counseling psychology

Counseling psychology is a psychological specialty that encompasses research and applied work in several broad domains: counseling process and outcome; supervision and training; career development and counseling; and prevention and health.

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Credibility comprises the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message.

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Credible witness

In the law of evidence, a credible witness is a person making testimony in a court or other tribunal, or acting otherwise as a witness, whose credibility is unimpeachable.

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Criminal law

Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime.

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Death row

Death row is a special section of a prison that houses inmates who are awaiting execution after being sentenced to death for the conviction of capital crimes.

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Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or Ph.D.; Latin Philosophiae doctor) is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries.

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Doctor of Psychology

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) is a professional doctoral degree intended to prepare graduates for practice in psychotherapy.

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Elizabeth Loftus

Elizabeth F. Loftus (born Elizabeth Fishman, October 16, 1944)Bower, G. H., (2007).

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Exclusionary rule

In the United States, the exclusionary rule is a legal rule, based on constitutional law.

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Experimental psychology

Experimental psychology refers to work done by those who apply experimental methods to psychological study and the processes that underlie it.

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Expert witness

An expert witness, in England, Wales and the United States, is a person whose opinion by virtue of education, training, certification, skills or experience, is accepted by the judge as an expert.

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Family law

Family law (also called matrimonial law or the law of domestic relations) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations.

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Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Ford v. Wainwright

Ford v. Wainwright,, was a U.S. Supreme Court case that upheld the common law rule that the insane cannot be executed; therefore the petitioner is entitled to a competency evaluation and to an evidentiary hearing in court on the question of their competency to be executed.

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Forensic psychiatry

Forensic psychiatry is a sub-speciality of psychiatry and is related to criminology.

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Gísli Guðjónsson

Gísli Hannes Guðjónsson, CBE (born 26 October 1947) is an Icelandic Professor of Forensic Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry of King's College London.

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Hearsay evidence is "an out-of-court statement offered to prove the truth of matter asserted".

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Industrial and organizational psychology

Industrial and organizational psychology (I/O psychology), which is also known as occupational psychology, organizational psychology, and work and organizational psychology, is an applied discipline within psychology.

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Insanity defense

The insanity defense, also known as the mental disorder defense, is a defense by excuse in a criminal case, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for his or her actions due to an episodic or persistent psychiatric disease at the time of the criminal act.

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Irving B. Weiner

Irving B. Weiner is an American psychologist and past president of Division 12 of the American Psychological Association.

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A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges.

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Jury selection

Jury selection is the selection of the people who will serve on a jury during a jury trial.

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Jury selection in the United States

Jury selection in the United States is the choosing of members of grand juries and petit juries for the purpose of conducting trial by jury in the United States.

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Kansas v. Hendricks

Kansas v. Hendricks,, was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court set forth procedures for the indefinite civil commitment of prisoners convicted of a sex offense whom the state deems dangerous due to a mental abnormality.

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A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

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Legal profession

Legal profession is a profession, and legal professionals study, develop and apply law.

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Legal psychology

Legal psychology involves empirical, psychological research of the law, legal institutions, and people who come into contact with the law.

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List of national legal systems

The contemporary legal systems of the world are generally based on one of four basic systems: civil law, common law, statutory law, religious law or combinations of these.

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List of United States Supreme Court cases involving mental health

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued numerous rulings regarding mental health and how society treats and regards the mentally ill.

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Malingering is the fabricating of symptoms of mental or physical disorders for a variety of reasons such as financial compensation (often tied to fraud); avoiding school, work or military service; obtaining drugs; or as a mitigating factor for sentencing in criminal cases.

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Media psychology

Media psychology is the branch of psychology that focuses on the interaction of human behavior and media and technology.

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Mens rea

Mens rea (Law Latin for "guilty mind") is the mental element of a person's intention to commit a crime; or knowledge that one's action or lack of action would cause a crime to be committed.

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Mitigating factor

In United States criminal law, a mitigating factor is any information or evidence presented to the court regarding the defendant or the circumstances of the crime that might result in reduced charges or a lesser sentence.

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Neuropsychology is the study of the structure and function of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviours.

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Offender profiling

Offender profiling, also known as criminal profiling, is an investigative tool used by law enforcement agencies to identify likely suspects and has been used by investigators to link cases that may have been committed by the same perpetrator.

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Presentence investigation report

A presentence investigation report (PSIR) is a legal term referring to the investigation into the history of person convicted of a crime before sentencing to determine if there are extenuating circumstances which should ameliorate the sentence or a history of criminal behavior to increase the harshness of the sentence.

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Psychological intervention

In applied psychology, interventions are actions performed to bring about change in people.

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Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.

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Ronald Roesch

Ronald Roesch (born May 25, 1947) is a professor of psychology and director of the Mental Health, Law, and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University.

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Saul Kassin

Saul Kassin is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

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Settled insanity

Settled insanity is defined as a permanent or "settled" condition caused by long-term substance abuse and differs from the temporary state of intoxication.

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Social psychology

Social psychology is the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

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Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS) is the highest federal court of the United States.

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In law and in religion, testimony is a solemn attestation as to the truth of a matter.

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