Psychology and Law

Page by Sarah Dye

The field of psychology and law involves the application of scientific and professional aspects of psychology to questions and issues regarding the law and the legal system. Law and psychology is a new concept having become a field recently in the 1960’s. The range of this field is very large, because of this I  have chosen to talk about the beginnings of  forensic psychology as a whole. Please keep in mind however that there are many sub fields in forensic psychology that have their own history of development.

This section is outlined as follows-

  1. Influential people
  2. Court Cases

References:

American Psychology- Law Society. (2010, October 4). American Psychology- Law Society. Retrieved October 15, 2010, from American Psychology- Law Society, Division 41 of the American Psychological Association: http://www.ap-ls.org/#

Webb, D. (n.d.). A Free And Comprehensive Guide To The World Of Forensic Psychology. Retrieved October 15, 2010, from All About Forensic Psychology: http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/forensic-psychology-resource.html

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