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Masters degrees in Forensic Psychology involve advanced study of the intersection between Psychology and the justice system, examining the causes of crime and criminal behaviour from a psychological perspective.
Related subjects include Investigative Psychology and Applied Forensic Psychology. Entry requirements usually include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Forensic Science, Criminology or Psychology.
These courses aim to build your awareness of the factors at play in criminal behaviour and their implications. Investigating the causes for crime, you’ll study the criminal mind and its psychological processes. You’ll also develop your understanding of recognition memory and juror decision-making, along with effective protocols for testing witness memory and detecting deception.
Placements are often a key component of these courses, where you will learn to assess offenders and design training procedures for other personnel directly involved with criminal proceedings. This includes techniques for countering manipulation and managing aggression.
Forensic psychologists typically assist with criminal and civil law proceedings, and judicial and custodial processes. As such, careers may involve working in prisons, probation services and the police force, as well as social work and health services.
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