Forensic psychology is a popular and ever-growing specialty area that focuses on applying psychology in the areas of criminal investigations and legal matters. People who work in this area usually have a doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology and may work in various settings, including family courts, drug courts, criminal courts, or private consulting.
Before you decide on a career in forensic psychology, you need to consider your future goals. Do you want to work in criminal or civil law? Are you interested in having your own consulting practice? Such factors can play an important role in your choice of a graduate program or area of specialization.
Learn more about training, typical salaries, benefits, and potential downsides in this profile of careers in forensic psychology.
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