Forensic psychologists work in a variety of areas including prisons, probation services, special secure hospitals, rehabilitation units and in private practice.
Responsibilities include the assessment of offenders prior to sentencing, management of offenders during sentence and in the community upon release, risk assessment and sex offender treatment programmes. Forensic psychologists also act as expert witnesses and give evidence in court.
This is a growing area in psychology and in order to become a forensic psychologist, candidates must have a primary degree in psychology and an accredited postgraduate degree in forensic psychology and/or supervised professional experience in a forensic setting.
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