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Forensic Psychology


Forensic psychology is the intersection between Psychology and the Criminal justice system. It is a division of applied psychology concerned with the collection, examination and presentation of psychological evidence for judicial purposes.

The practice of forensic psychology involves understanding criminal law in the relevant jurisdictions in order to be able to make legal evaluations and interact appropriately with judges, attorneys and other legal professionals. An important aspect of forensic psychology is the ability to testify in court, reformulating psychological findings into the legal language of the courtroom to provide information to legal personnel in a way that can be understood.

Careers

Psychologists
Wage: $64,140
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.9%
Self Employed: 26.5%
Unemployment Rate: 0.9%
Employed Part Time: 24.0%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree