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Forensic Psychology, including Criminology

Applying the principles of psychology to legal issues, often for the purpose of offering expert testimony in a courtroom. In civil and criminal cases, forensic psychologists may evaluate individuals to determine questions such as competency to stand trial, relationship of a mental disorder to an accident or crime, and potential for future dangerous behaviour. In addition to conducting interviews and administering psychological tests, they usually gather a forensic history, which includes information such as hospital records, police reports, and statements of witnesses.

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Forensic Psychology, including Criminology
American Academy of Forensic Psychology - 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.4/5

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Carpenter's Forensic Science Resources - Extensive bibliography of forensic science resources indexed by physical, bio/life, and behavioural sciences.  4/5
David's Forensic Psychology & Psychiatry Links - FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY involves the assessment and treatment of mentally abnormal offenders, as well as the legal aspects of psychiatry. This includes knowledge of the law relating to ordinary psychiatric practice, civil law and issues of criminal responsibility. 5/5
Forensic Nursing Career - Nursing forensics is the exciting intersection of nursing and CSI. The law enforcement specialty of crime scene investigation has been titillating American audiences for nearly the last decade with the spate of prime time TV shows. What exactly do forensic nurses do and what type of schooling does one need to pursue this unique career track? - Not Rated
ForensicPanel.Com - We update throughout the week with commentaries from doctors, professors, and experts who provide an insider feel on recent higher court decisions and scientific research. The Forensic Panel Letter's database also features hundreds of articles and other original content on forensic behavioral sciences, DNA, toxicology, and pathology freely available.  3/5
Forensic Psychiatry - Medicine & Psychiatry Expert Harold J. Bursztajn, MD.  3/5
Forensic Psychiatry Resources - Myron Pulier has compiled a list of Forensic Mental Health Resources. 4/5
Forensic Society - The - A UK Resource. 4/5
GeneTests Home Page - Free resource including laboratory directory, genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinic directory, and introduction to genetic counseling. 4/5
IPT Journal - "Recommended Guidelines - More effective child interviewing procedures.  An Article.  3/5
Police Psychology - The Heavy Badge -  When you decided to become an officer, you knew of the danger on the street. It is a physical danger that you face everyday, a tangible danger for which you are trained to respond. But no one told you about the other dangers that you face. No one trained you for the stress of the job. No one told you about the high divorce rate, the high alcoholism rate, the high rate of physical illness and the high rate of suicide. No one told you of the scrutiny that you'd face everyday from the community and even from your own peers in internal affairs. No one told you about the difficulty maintaining a life on the streets and a meaningful relationship with your family. Effects of Stress on Law Enforcement Officers and their families.  2/5
Police Stress and stress in law enforcement professions. - Articles and Links. 3/5
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - SUNY University at Albany - Project of the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center, SUNY Albany, to provide online access to the authoritative reference book and database of the same name. Search or browse by chapter the 653 tables, compiled from over 100 sources. Files are conveniently described both by content and file length, though note that all files require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the text and data in PDF format. 5/5
The Society for the Prevention of Infanticide (SPI) - The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Infanticide (SPI) is to educate the public about the historical and current custom of infanticide and to promote its prevention through continued research and scholarship.  3/5
Welcome to Criminal Profiling - Featuring Criminal Justice, Offender Profiling,Victimology, Serial Killers & Forensic Psychology. 3/5
Zeno’s Forensic Psychology -  An excellent website with many interesting links. 3/5
Google Articles
Google Scholarly Article on Forensic Psychology - Click Here
Wikipedia - Forensic Psychology - Click Here
  British Journal of Criminology: An International Review of Crime and Society is one of the world's top criminology journals. It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and across all areas of criminology. Not Rated

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  British Society of Criminology. - The British Society of Criminology aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom. The Society has been in existence for 50 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas. 3/5
  Crime & the Mentally Ill - Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, at least 35 people with mental retardation have been executed in the US, experts believe there may be 200 - 300. 3/5
  DNA and Criminology - DNA has not only impacted areas such as paternity testing and genetics, but it has literally revolutionised the field of criminology and improved the functioning of the criminal justice system. 3/5

Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, UK, has a worldwide reputation for excellence in both research and teaching. Information about our teaching and research can be found on our courses and research pages. 3/5

  Internet Journal of Criminology (IJC) - Is a free access online criminology journal. 3/5
  John Lea's Criminology Websitewritings and Lectures on Criminology, - Criminal justice, history of crime and punishment, organized crime, globalisation and crime. 2/5
  Mind of a Killer - Multimedia investigation into serial homicide. Includes case of the day. 3/5.
Swiss Criminal Profiling Scientific Research Site. - Extremely good site. 3/5
The Scottish Centre for Criminology - Fear of crime publications - Current Articles. 3/5
The Social Learning Theory - Margaret Delores Isom - November 30, 1998. Abstract The social learning theory is the behavior theory most relevant to criminology. 4/5
What Can I Do with a Criminology Degree? - From The University of Kent. 3/5
Google Articles Google Scholarly Article on Criminology - Click Here
Wikipedia Wikipedia - Criminology - Click Here
Books, Publications & References
The Western Criminology Review - A peer reviewed, electronic journal on crime and criminal justice. 3/5
Recommended Books    

Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) [Paperback]

Forensic Psychology [Paperback]

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