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.

Becoming a Victim Advocate Specialist

When you go to forensic psychology schools, you will find that you have quite a few options when it comes to employment, even if you only choose to pursue a four-year degree, you can find some great jobs. For example, becoming a victim advocate specialist is a good...

Movies Involving Forensic Psychology

One can find many movies over the past few decades that paint the forensic psychologist in a glamorous light. The image of the criminal profiler stalking a serial killer through an abandoned tunnel system or standing in a darkened room with a serial killer wearing...

Learn about Various Offender Types in Forensic Psychology Schools

Criminal profiling is a part of forensic psychology, and when you go to forensic psychology schools, you will find that you learn how to profile criminal suspects. While profiling isn’t the only task that a forensic psychologist is going to have, it is one of the most...

The Demon Defense

You’ve probably heard it before. The defendant claims that voices in his or her head told her to kill. Andrea Yates killed her children because she believed they were possessed, and the Son of Sam Killer, David Berkowitz, believed (or claimed to believe) that the...

Forensic Psychology Terminology You Need to Know

When you go to school for psychology and start to learn more about criminology, you will come across these terms and many more that you will need to know.  However, having a working understanding of some of the important terminology in the field before you begin your...

What Makes People Want to Become Forensic Psychologists?

When you go to school for psychology and start to learn more about criminology, you will come across these terms and many more that you will need to know.  However, having a working understanding of some of the important terminology in the field before you begin your...

The First Criminal Profile

One of the most popular careers out there today is forensic psychology. If you know that you want to pursue this career, you probably have your own reasons as to why you want to be a forensic psychologist. Have you stopped to wonder what makes other people want to...

Do You Have the Tools It Takes to Enter the Field?

Dr. James A. Brussel is known as the first person to create a systematic offender profile for a criminal investigation. The profile was to help find the person who was responsible for a series of bombing attacks that took place in New York over a period of 16 years....

Do Forensic Psychologists Chase Down Serial Killers?

Are you considering a career as a forensic psychologist? This very promising career field has quite a bit to offer in terms of satisfaction as well as salary. However, you have to make sure that it is going to be the best choice for you. While you may find psychology...

Categories of women who kill their children, per Dr. Cheryl Meyer

One of the popular images of forensic psychologists is that they are serial killer hunters, behavioral experts that rival the greatest fictional sleuths. The only problem with that image is that it’s not entirely accurate. While it is true that forensic psychologists...

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