Explore BrainMass

Forensic Psychology Research in a Police Setting

Please provide a summary of 2 research studies while explaining how they can be used by forensic psychology in a police setting.

Solution Preview

Welcome to BM! I offer 200 words of notes and references. Please rate 5/5 accordingly and ask for me on future Special Requests.

The first research study is cited APA style at:

Gudjonsson, G. H. (2003). Psychology brings justice: the science of forensic psychology. Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health, 13(3), 159-167.

The article clearly depicts how the development of psychological instruments can be used with a social psychological model to improve the assessment procedures for evaluating witnesses' credibility and police detainees during interviewing. The article demonstrate that through case studies that " is wrong to assume that only persons with learning disability or those who are mentally ill make unreliable or false confessions. Personality factors, such as suggestibility, compliance, high trait anxiety and ...

Solution Summary

200 words of links and an attached article are offered to depict how research on how forensic psychology is highly applicable in a police setting.