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Prison Psychologist: role-based ethical issues

An explanation of at least two specific issues or challenges that you personally might experience in carrying out the forensic psychology professional role you selected. Include why these issues or challenges might create an ethical dilemma with your personal ethics.

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1. The role - 100 words
2. Challenge 1 - 100 words
3. Challenge 2 - 100 words
4. Reflection on ethics - 100 words

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Ethical Challenges in Forensic Psychology


The role I am interested in this field is that of a prison psychologist. My interest in it is in the notion that the practice of forensic psychology extends beyond the courtroom - the role of psychologists is just as critical in prison for the purpose of putting together working rehabilitation programs to help achieve behavioral transformation among the prison population if and when they are to be reintroduced to society. Critically, it is essential to put together measures and programs in support of prison staff as the prison environment and their roles put them in high pressure and unusual situations to help them normalize and keep 'sane', balancing their work-life and personal life as they go in and out of prison every day. Mauro (2009) is a ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of particular forensic psychology roles (prison psychologist) and ethical challenges attached to it. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.