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Examine areas of forensic psychology consultation within the courts and how these affect the outcomes of trials. By now it should be apparent that one of the key aspects of consultation is expertise in the area of focus with which the forensic psychology professional is assisting. Your focus should be on one area of interest to research further in order to become an expert in that area.

Select one of the two areas of forensic psychology consultation

Describe the area of forensic psychology consultation that you selected.
Find and cite five resources that would help you to become knowledgeable and skilled in this area (journal articles, books, credible Internet sites, training programs, conferences, etc.). Use a variety of resources.
Briefly describe each resource and explain how each would help to build your knowledge base and/or skill set.
Explain any insights or conclusions you had as a result of completing this week's assignment.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below show get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to discuss areas of consultation in forensic psychology. In an earlier solution, I suggested juvenile justice behavioral consultation and prison psychology consultation. We can expand on that but I suggest using consultancies often used in courts. I suggest using this outline:
1. Competency Consultation & Resources - 150 words
2. Child Custody Cases Consultation - 150 words

This solution should 300 words which should cover what you need. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

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Resources for Specific Consultancies in Forensic Psychology

As a forensic psychologist, one of the most often cited and utilized function in the field is the consultancy or work provided by such experts in the court system. In both criminal and civil cases. the expertise of a forensic psychologist is often always utilized especially in witness statement analysis and competency evaluations (i.e. competency of an accused to stand trial or competency of a witness to give evidence) and in civil cases, forensic psychologists are often called for un child custody cases especially in the provision of evaluation and assessment tools so as to determine the state, ...

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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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