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Psychology in the legal system

An analysis of how psychology in general has contributed to the legal system. Two specific examples and their impact such as rehabilitation services and ethical/moral decisions.

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The field of forensic psychology has substantially contributed to the legal system. The following are a few ways:

1) Forensic psychology helps the legal system understand the maturation process of the adolescence, thereby offering a treatment and rehabilitation perspective to the judicial system instead of system that is harmful and punitive. This is particularly significant in juvenile court and dealing with crimes that the defendant can be ...

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Psychology has contributed to the legal system in several ways such as in ethical decision-making, maturation of adolescent cases, and rehabilitation services.