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Forensic psychologist

  1. 1. Forensic Psychologist<br />By: Momina<br />
  2. 2. What is a Forensic Psychologist?<br />Forensic psychologist is someone who studies the actions and motives of criminals, and applies this research to other criminals<br /> Forensic Psychology is the intersection between psychology and the criminal justice system<br />
  3. 3. The Things They Do<br />Works in the courts to uncover psychological issues<br />Looks at psychological aspects of criminal activity<br />Looks at psychological issues to do with treating criminals<br />Piloting and implementing treatment programmes <br />
  4. 4. Modifying offender behavior <br />Providing hard research evidence to support practice <br />Giving expert evidence in court Crime analysis<br />They can advise parole boards <br /> (panel of people who decide whether an offender should be released from prison )<br />The Things They Do<br />
  5. 5. Skills Required<br />Communication-must be able to communicate<br />You must be able to listen and speak comfortably with people<br />You need to be able to write well in order to produce reports.<br />
  6. 6. Observational skills-body language<br />Problem solving skills <br />The ability to testify in court<br />Skills Required<br />
  7. 7. Who do they work with?<br />Work with offenders and prison staff to reduce and manage stress.<br />May look at coping with bullying (like in prisons)<br />
  8. 8. Might work with victims and witnesses to support them and help to overcome problems<br />Might work with judges and juries in the courts.<br />Who do they work with?<br />
  9. 9. Who can they work for?<br />They can work for academic institutions<br />Prison services<br />The National Health Service<br />
  10. 10. Probation services<br />Police services <br />Social services.<br />In universities research and teaching<br />Who can they work for?<br />
  11. 11. Some examples of what they might do?<br />1- Presenting assessment findings to others in multi-agency working<br />3-Doing crime analysis. This is to be carried out to assist the police<br />4-Training prison staff<br />5-Evaluating and monitoring treatments<br />
  12. 12. What it requires?<br />You need to have a degree in psychology that the BPS recognize. This is then called GBR (graduate basis for registration)<br />Its preferred to have work experience before applying for a Masters degree (which is on step ahead of a degree) this is stage 1<br />Stage two involves 2 years of supervised practice.<br />
  13. 13. Pay and Prospects<br />Forensic psychology in the UK is currently booming with a significant growth in the job market.<br />Pay rates start around £15,500 if you are newly qualified, up to £60,000+ for senior psychologists.<br />
  14. 14. What is “chartered”?<br />This means that you have satisfied requirements of the BPS and have enough qualifications and experience to be called a psychologist.<br />It also means that you can then be credible.<br />
  15. 15. What the Forensic, Educational, and Clinical Psychologist have in common?<br />They all carry out assessments, intercentions and evaluations <br />All use treatment to help manage behavior<br />Mainly work for government department<br />
  16. 16. Need to have a degree in psychology<br />Tend to be chartered<br />All require similar kinds of skills.<br />Carry out research and extend psychological understanding field.<br />What the Forensic, Educational, and Clinical Psychologist have in common?<br />
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