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Role of Forensic psychologist

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A forensic psychologist is often hired by the defense or the prosecutor to assist with jury selection.

What would a psychologist be looking for during voir dire and in investigations of the jury pool?
What, if any, different analysis techniques might a psychologist use when assisting the defense versus assisting the prosecution?
Why would the items being investigated be important to the defense or to the prosecution?
What specific area of forensics are you interested in, or what type of position are you interested in?

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What would a psychologist be looking for during voir dire and in investigations of the jury pool?

The prosecutor would be examining the suitability of potential jurors. This is because potentially biased jurors for either the state or the defense would have an inhibited ability to remain impartial during the trial and only ...

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This solution discusses the role of a forensic psychologist in jury selection, including what a psychologist may be looking for in jury selection, what techniques they may use when assisting the defense versus assisting the prosecution, and what type of evidence may be important to the defense and to the prosecution.

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