High Level Forensic Psychology Programs

If you want to work in forensic psychology and you want to have the best job possible, you are going to need to have your Master’s degree or a doctorate, as well as all of the training and work experience necessary for the field. When you have these degrees, you will...

Forensic Psychologist Versus Forensic Psychologist

One of the things that you may have to do when you have your forensic psychology degree is testify as an expert in court. In fact, this happens quite often, and your testimony could be the difference between letting a criminal go free and putting him behind bars....

Competency Examinations

On June 20, 2001, a spotlight was put on Houston, Texas when news of a mother killing her five children hit the airwaves. Thirty-six year old Andrea Yates confessed to systematically drowning her four sons, ages two, three, five & seven, as well as her six month...

Competition is Going to be High for Forensic Psychologists

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, now is a great time to start earning your forensic psychology degree. They believe that the number of jobs for those who hold a degree in this field is going to increase in the next couple of years. By starting school...

Forensic Psychology Can Bring Insight to Old Cases

One of the great things about forensic psychology schools and studying in this area is that it allows you to look into the past at other crimes and see them in a new light. Advances in psychology can change the way that things might have played out long ago. Serial...

Sociopathy versus Psychopathy

In today’s society, the terms “sociopath” and “psychopath” are often used interchangeably. What people do not realize is, although both are similar in definition, there are a few key items that make the terms different when applied to the person being diagnosed....

Dr. Michael Welner’s Contributions to Forensic Psychiatry

Dr. Michael Welner’s name may not be a household name in most households, but his name is very well -known within the field of forensic psychiatry for his many contributions. Dr. Welner maintains a private practice in New York City-Manhattan, to be exact-and is...

The “C.S.I” Effect

The seemingly endless variety of fictional television crime dramas has had a much more far-reaching effect on the public than just providing entertainment: it has increased public knowledge of the inner workings of crime scene investigation, analysis, and the justice...