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Forensic psychology examines psychological theories, methods and processes within the context of the legal, criminal and civil justice systems. In particular it looks at the treatment and assessment of offenders, including those who are mentally disordered, and contributes to the investigation of crime by examining issues such as identification of suspects, investigative interviewing, psychological profiling and detecting deception. Forensic psychologists work in collaboration with criminal justice practitioners such as the police and the probation service, as well as other psychologists within secure hospitals and the prison service. This programme gives you a greater understanding of the contribution that forensic psychology can make. The British Psychological Society?s Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) expects prospective members to fulfil core academic components and possess recognised qualifications in forensic psychology. The MSc Forensic Psychology programme, accredited by the DFP, provides the academic component (Stage 1) on the route to achieving the Qualification in Forensic Psychology and becoming a Chartered Psychologist with the DFP and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist with the Health Professions Council. Graduates of the programme go on to work in all areas of the criminal justice system, with recent students taking posts in the NHS, prison and probation services, as well as within the police force. A number of students each year choose to continue to study for a PhD and a proportion of our graduates eventually return to university to complete training in clinical psychology. Modules ? Psychology and Criminal Behaviour ? Aspects of the Investigative Process ? The Legal Process ? Research and Practice in Forensic Psychology ? Treatment and Management of Violence ? Treatment and Management of Sexual Offenders ? Quantitative Research Methods ? Qualitative Research Methods ? Dissertation

Forensic psychology examines psychological theories, methods and processes within the context of the legal, criminal and civil justice systems. In particular it looks at the treatment and assessment of offenders, including those who are mentally disordered, and contributes to the investigation of crime by examining issues such as identification of suspects, investigative interviewing,...

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