The Forensic Psychology Online Blog

Our goal is to provide you with interesting articles that are related to the forensic psychology field. We hope that you will find information in this blog that will help you to decide if the field of forensic psychology is for you. In addition, please return on a regular basis in order to read our latest posts.

“Nova Science Now: Can Science Stop Crime?”

This “Nova” documentary explores whether criminals are born or made, whether some people are more prone to be violent than others, takes a trip to a “body farm” at Texas State University to explore the effect an environment has on a dead body, and explores the one...

“Forensics on Trial”: A “Nova” Documentary

If you've ever watched “Nova” on PBS, you know that it's a documentary which covers a very wide range of topics, meaning everything from modern science, politics, world news, culture, and controversial topics are fair game. This particular episode discussed and...

A Possible Break in the Case of Jessica Ridgeway

Ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway of Westminster, Colorado, disappeared without a trace while walking to school on October 5th, 2012. The body of a girl who appeared to be around Jessica's age was discovered on October 11th in Arvada, Colorado, seven miles from where...

Criminal Profilers: A Look Inside the Criminal Mind

While criminal profilers have been around for many years, they've only recently gained public notoriety with the increased trend of true crime tv shows and more public knowledge into the inner workings of law enforcement, namely the FBI. Names like Robert Ressler and...

Look Into Dark Minds on Investigation Discovery

Interest in forensics seems to be at an all time high, and the public has always had a fascination with crime and murder in general. The television channel ID, or Investigation Discovery, features a number of programs that delve right into the criminal psyche,...

Putting Your Forensic Psychology Degree to Use

Most of the forensic psychologists that you find will have a doctorate, while there are some who have a Master’s degree and who have never pursued their doctorate. In most cases, the higher the forensic psychology degree you have the easier it is going to be to find...

Getting Into the Field of Forensic Psychology

More and more people are starting to look into getting a forensic psychology degree today. What is it about this field that is getting people excited and making them want to become a forensic psychologist? You will find that it is actually quite a few different things...

Fact and Fiction of Being a Forensic Psychologist

You’ve read the books, seen the movies and television shows, and you probably think you have a good idea what it’s like to be a forensic psychologist. You are certain that if you pursue the career, you are going to work in a high tech forensic lab with other...

Trying to Understand Juvenile Arsonists

Getting a forensic psychology degree means that you are likely going to be working with adult criminals in most instances. However, there will likely come a time when you have to work with child criminals. The types of crimes that children can commit vary, and they...

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