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Forensic psychology is the forensic study of the mind and the ways in which the mind works, especially in the instances of violent crime.
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Forensic psychologists are scientist-practitioners. They apply psychological knowledge, theory and skills to the understanding and functioning of legal and criminal justice systems, and to conducting research in relevant areas.
What is forensic psychology?
Forensic psychology is a field that deals with both psychology and the law. The field has experienced dramatic growth in recent years as more and more students become interested in this applied branch of psychology.