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Psychology: Forensic Psychology

Specialty Guidelines for FP

Leading Journals

Forensic Psychology is the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system. The word "forensic" comes from the Latin word "forensis," meaning "of the forum," where the law courts of ancient Rome were held. Today forensic refers to the application of scientific principles and practices to the adversary process where specially knowledgeable scientists play a role.

In pursuing a degree program, you will need to familiarize yourself with the leading journals in your field.  The library provides access to the following journals in forensic psychology:

Law and Human Behavior

Behavioral Sciences and the Law

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Issues in Forensic Psychology

Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology

Psychology, Public Policy and Law

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