Forensic & Clinical Psychology

Utilizing Risk Assessments for Offenders with Personality Disorders

The increasing need for better prediction of criminal behavior has led to a growing demand on mental health professionals to utilize tools made for accuracy and reliability. Risk assessments are the tools professionals use to examine the complexity of factors facing an individual in the criminal justice system. The presence … [Read More...]

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Mad Scientist, Calculated Killer, or Mentally Ill? The Aurora, Colorado Tragedy

How does one go from a PhD Candidate to one of the worst serial killers in American history? This was the question posed by Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos when speaking about James Holmes, the 24-year-old neuroscience PhD student who went on a rampage in Aurora, Colorado killing 12 people and wounding … [Read More...]

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Masters Degree Programs in Forensic Psychology

  This article provides a review and summary of various graduate programs offering masters degrees in forensic psychology. There appears to be five fully online masters programs in forensic psychology and at least 13 different campus-based masters programs in forensic psychology. Each of these is reviewed and … [Read More...]

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Career & Salary Info

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Forensic Psychology Salary and Employment Prospects for 2012 and Beyond

Forensic psychology is an intriguing field of work and study but two of the most important questions to ask before deciding to pursue any field of work or study is whether there will be employment … [Read More...]

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Forensic Psychology Salary Information | Settings

One of the primary considerations for many students who are thinking about the possible career choices in which they might be interested is, of course, salary. This article provides some information … [Read More...]

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Education & Training

Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol

Special Opportunity for Training in Sex Offender Risk Assessment

A new online training program offers a unique opportunity for forensic psychologists and other mental health professionals to receive complete training in the administration of the RSVP (Risk for … [Read More...]

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Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology @ Maastricht University

After having reviewed the five fully online masters programs in forensic psychology, numerous requests were received for more information on the campus-based masters programs in forensic psychology … [Read More...]

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Professional Info

Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law; A Handbook for Lawyers

Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers

A new book recently published by Oxford University Press, Forensic Assessments in Criminal and Civil Law: A Handbook for Lawyers, is a great resource for lawyers, judges, and other legal scholars and professionals who work with forensic evaluations. This edited volume brings together top scholars and experts in various areas of forensic mental health assessment to provide useful and relevant … [Read More...]

Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol

Special Opportunity for Training in Sex Offender Risk Assessment

A new online training program offers a unique opportunity for forensic psychologists and other mental health professionals to receive complete training in the administration of the RSVP (Risk for Sexual Violence Protocol) as well as the opportunity to complete 6 test cases to achieve maximal inter-rater reliability in scoring this protocol. Dr. Stephen D. Hart, an internationally renowned … [Read More...]

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