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Roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists.

Explain two roles of a forensic psychology professionals working in the correctional subspecialty and the importance of each of these roles.

Explain two responsibilities of a forensic psychology professionals working in the correctional subspecialty and the importance of each of these responsibilities.

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According to Olivarez (2010) there are several areas or sub specialty's that forensic psychologists can chose to work in. They include working with members of the police force, profiling criminal offenders, studying criminal behavior, working in correctional facilities with inmates or personnel or working with individuals within the court system who have perpetrated a crime or been victims of a crime. Each of these areas includes specific roles as well as responsibilities.

Forensic psychologists who decide to work as a profiler have been trained to use their knowledge of human motivation, behavior and pathology patterns to produce a profile. Maria (2012) explains that although the investigators working on a violent crime are experienced at this type of work, criminal psychologists only responsibility is to profile the criminal mind. Their ...

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