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Forensic Psychology in Civil and Criminal Law (Course No. 6072): Websites

Selected Internet Sites

American Academy of Forensic Psychology 

       Organized for the purpose of contributing to the development and maintenance of forensic psychology as a specialized field of study, research and  practice

American Academy of Forensic Science

        Multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

         Organization of psychiatrists dedicated to excellence in practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry

 American Psychology-Law Society

         A division of the APA which works  to advance the contributions of psychology to the understanding of law and legal institutions through basic and applied research; promote the education of psychologists in matters of law and the education of legal personnel in matters of psychology, including the appropriate use of psychologists in the legal system; and inform the psychological and legal communities and the general public of current research, educational and service activities in the field of psychology and law. 

Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

         The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology is an eclectic professional organization that encourages the scientific study of police and criminal psychology and the application of scientific knowledge to problems in criminal justice. It focuses on law enforcement, judicial, and corrections elements in criminal justice. Members of the Society study the full range of human behaviors, motivations, and actions within the framework of the criminal justice system.  Consequently, the Society encourages input from psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, lawyers, police officers, corrections personnel, and other professionals concerned with the criminal justice system.