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Forensic Psychology Areas of Consultancy

There are many areas in which a forensic psychology professional can consult with the courts. Areas in which consultants provide valuable insight include, but are not limited to, battered woman's syndrome, eyewitness testimony, hostage negotiation, and interviewing or interrogation techniques. Although the verdict does not rest solely on these areas of consultation, all have been used by the courts to aid the trier of fact (judge or jury) in coming to a conclusion in a case. In this Discussion, you analyze consultation areas within the forensic psychology field that are of interest to you and from which the courts benefit.

Review the articles "Interviewing Suspects: Practice, Science, and Future Directions," "Battered Woman Syndrome," and "Jury Selection—Asking the Right Questions: A Way to Improve the Art of Jury Selection" to gain additional insight into these potential areas of consultation within forensic psychology in the courts.

Select two areas of consultation within forensic psychology that are of interest to you and in which you could become an expert. Think about the next steps involved in becoming an expert in each of the two areas you selected.

A description of the two areas of forensic psychology consultation that you selected and explain why you selected each of them. Then explain the process you would take to become an expert in each of these areas. Be specific and support your response with references to the literature.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for your patience. In this particular task, you are being asked to talk about 2 areas of consultation in forensic psychology. There are many areas of consultation and below I suggested 2 areas with this outline:
1. Area 1 - 100 words
2. Area 2 - 100 words
3. Processes - 150 words

This outline should yield 350 words that should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

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Consultation in Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology, the interaction of psychology and law as a discipline refers to the utilization of the advancements in the science of psychology for utilization in policing, law enforcement and application in the wider justice system. With the justice system encompassing all branches and activities of law enforcement, court systems and the law, there are a lot of specific areas of specialization that focuses on particular aspects of law enforcement where the science of psychology provides essential information and fundamental support to the system (i.e. as expert witnesses to determine validity of claims in court, for example) and to individuals or agencies (i.e. prison psychology, clinical psychologist for a police department). If there are 2 areas of specialization that I am interested in ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in determining and discussing 2 sample areas of consultancy in forensic psychology practice. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.