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Forensic Psychology History

Describe two events or aspects of forensic psychology history in three paragraphs. Then explain in detail how each has contributed to the evolving field of forensic psychology and provide examples. Consider how the intermingling of psychology and law has evolved over the years. Consider how the history of forensic psychology has laid a foundation for the discipline today.

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Hi there, 
In this particular task, you are being asked to show knowledge of the origins of forensic psychology. Forensic psychology is a fantastic field - and one which I have specialized part of my graduate studies in. Thus, I can tell you that the history of the field indicates a number of significant events and to choose 2 from them requires one to be specific as each are as significant as the other. I suggest using this simple outline: 
1. Overview - On FP, on 2 significant events - 150 words 
2. Detail event 1 - 150 words 
3. Detail event 2 - 150 words 
All the best with your studies. 
AE 105878/Xenia Jones 

Forensic Psychology: Significant Events & Personas

Forensic Psychology is the application of the principles of psychology to issues in the justice system and the courtroom. The field itself can be divided between academic research and application where the research element sees experts taking on experimental, field and case studies that address behavior important to the legal system to improve effective work in terms of dealing with witnesses, suspects, victims and criminals. The work in this area draws from cognitive, analytical, experimental, ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of the history of forensic psychology. Information is presented in a concise manner with a focus on significant events and personas. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline is also suggested.