Essay on Forensic Psychology

706 Words May 7th, 2014 3 Pages
Forensic psychology is concerned with how psychology applies to the criminal justice system. Psychologists interested in this line of applied work may be found working in prisons, jails, rehabilitation centers, police departments, law firms, schools, government agencies. They may work directly with attorneys, defendants, offenders, victims or with patients within the state's corrections or rehabilitation centers.

So i’m gonna focus on the role of psychology that shaped the jail policies. One of the event that changed the way people were treated in prisons for the last 25-30 years was the stanford prison experiment.
Stanford experiment was conducted in 1973 by craig haney and Philip zimbardo. A group of healthy, normal college
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The research helped in examining the coercive power of legal institutions and prisons in particular. The study was intended as a critical demonstration of the negative effects of the extreme institutional environments, the study was change oriented and explored the ways in which social and legal institutions and practices might be transformed to make more responsive to humane psychological imperatives.
The use of the study was a point of historical departure to briefly examine the ways in which policies concerning crime and punishment have been transformed over the years.The video documentary of the study had been used extensively by many agencies within the civilian and military criminal justice system, as well as in shelters for abused women. It is also used to educate role-playing military interrogators in the Navy SEAR program (SURVIVAL, EVASION, and RESISTANCE) on the potentForensic psychology is concerned with how psychology applies to the criminal justice system. Psychologists interested in this line of applied work may be found working in prisons, jails, rehabilitation centers, police departments, law firms, schools, government agencies. They may work directly with attorneys, defendants, offenders, victims or with patients within the state's corrections or rehabilitation centers.

So i’m gonna focus on the role

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