Forensic Psych Ch. 1
Introduction to Forensic Psychology
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American Psychological Association (APA)
The largest professional association for psychologists in the world, with 134,000 members as of 2012.
Association for Psychological Science (APS)
An organization of psychologists dedicated to the advancement of science in psychology. After the APA, it is the next-largest psychological association in the United States.
The cognitive shortcuts that people use to make inferences about their world. It is the information that is most readily available to use mentally, and is usually based extensively on the most recent material we gain from the news or entertainment media.
Computer evidence recovery
Also called forensic data recovery, involves e-mail and Internet analysis, along with sophisticated hard drive and diskette recovery techniques of orphaned, fragmented, and erased data.
The branch of forensic psychology that interacts with prisons, jails, and other correctional facilities and programs, both in institutional and community settings. Correctional psychologists often prefer that term rather than forensic psychologists.
Professional designation signifying that a person has been certified as having advanced knowledge, skills, and competence in a particular specialty.
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (EPPCC)
Provides ethical standards and guidelines for what is appropriate behavior in clinical and research practice for psychologists.
Family forensic psychology
A specialty whose practitioners have extensive knowledge about human development, family dynamics, and the court system.
Study of insects (and their arthropod relatives) as it relates to legal issues.
Medical doctors trained to provide assessment services to courts in relation to persons who may evidence emotional, cognitive, or behavioral problems.
The production of psychological knowledge and its application to the civil and criminal justice systems.
Forensic school psychology
Branch of psychology dealing with legal matters within an educational context.
Forensic social workers
Social workers, typically with a master's degree, who provide services relative to legal matters, such as custody evaluations or assessments in guardianship cases.
Umbrella term for the scientific study of a wide assortment of topics reflecting the close relationship between psychology and the courts.
Police and public safety psychology
Branch of psychology focusing on services provided to law enforcement personnel, including assessment, clinical treatment, and consulting on administrative matters.
Psychology of crime and delinquency
The science of behavioral and mental processes of the adult and juvenile offender.
Questioned document examination or analysis
Examination of the validity of documents, such as wills or suicide notes.
Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology
APA and AP-LS Guidelines offered in a number of subject areas associated with research and clinical practice in forensic psychology. Most recent guidelines were published in 2013.
The psychological and criminological study of crime victimization, including but not limited to characteristics of victims, victims' rights, and victim assistance programs.
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