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Forensic Psychology

Resources Specific to Course Materials

This resource page is part of an Online Course
Forensic Psychology: Introduction and Overview

CE Credit Hours for Psychologists. CE Credit Hours (CEUs) for LMFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses.
CE Approvals by BBS-CA, ASWB, NBCC, NAADAC, CA-BRN & more.
Zur Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

 

Note: Each section of the Forensic Psychology online course includes specific additional resources, as follows.

1a. An Overview of Forensic Psychology

ABFP American Board of Forensic Psychology (diplomate certification)
AAPL: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (board certification)
APA: American Psychological Association (professional association)
APA Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society)
DANA Foundation Brain Research site (neuroscience for nonspecialists)
Harold Bursztajn's Forensic-Psych.com (evidence law)
IAAP: International Association of Applied Psychology (professional association)
Psychiatry and Law Updates (mini-articles)
The Subfields and Areas of Psychology (career advice)

 

1b. Mental Health, Social Science, and Law

APA Code of Ethics
Greg Nail's Place - excellent tips on psychological report writing
Law and Humanities Website
Law and Society Association
Psych Web -- a megasite in psychology with lots of resources
Sample Format of a Psychological Report (excellent) and Report Writing Theory/Models

 

2. Police Psychology: The Basics

A Guide to the Assessment Center Method of Personnel Selection
International Association of Hostage Negotiators
Police Psychology Online Journal

 

3b. Applied Criminology

History of the American Society of Criminology
History of Fingerprints
Occupational Outlook Handbook for Private Detectives and Investigators
Vidocq Society

 

3c. Criminal Psychology

Dr. Robert Hare's Home Page
Psychometric Society Home Page
The Debate on Rehabilitating Criminals: Is It True that Nothing Works?

 

3e. Mental Deficiency and Crime

Dumb Criminal Acts
Emotional Intelligence
Lewis Terman: Cognitive Psychologist
Planned Parenthood's Biography of Margaret Sanger
Wikipedia: Race and Intelligence

 

4a. Science of Lie Detection

American Polygraph Association
AntiPolygraph.org's Lie Behind the Lie Detector
Can You Beat a Polygraph?
Brain Fingerprinting
Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology
The Polygraph Place
Scientific Validity of Polygraph Testing

 

4b. False Confessions and Eyewitness Errors

Memory Loss and the Brain
Prof. Saul Kassin's Home Page
Reid Associates Webpage on False Confessions & Related Research

 

5b. A Checklist Of Psychopathy Indicators

Crime and the Mentally Ill

 

6a. Trial Consulting and Expert Testimony

The O.J. Simpson Civil Trial Transcripts
The Rorschach Test (Warning: Viewing this will invalidate any subsequent Rorschach testing for you)
What's Right & What's Wrong with the Rorschach Test

 

6b. Expert Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony

ExpertPages.com
Expert Witness Directory
Zeno's Forensic Site

 

6c. Admissibility of Scientific Evidence under Daubert

Daubert on the Web
Daubert Tracker from MDEX Online
RAND Report on Admitting Scientific Evidence

 

7a. The Psychology of Violence, Intimidation & Hate

Children and Television Violence
Hate Crimes Research Network
National Center for Victims of Crime
StalkingBehavior.com
Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Violence in the Media Theme Page

 

7b. School Violence

Child Trauma Academy
Mental Illness on College Campuses
PBS Documentary on "Little Criminals"
U.S. Dept. of Education Campus Crime Page
WhyFiles on School Violence

 

7c. Workplace Violence

Dr. Irene's Verbal Abuse/Love Addiction/Codependency Website
Stress and Other Workplace Afflictions

 

7d. Psychology of Victimhood

A Society of Victims: How to Whine your Way to Sympathy
Dr. Tana Dineen on Victimhood and Psychology
Stella Awards
We're All Victims Here: Toward a Psychology of Revenge
The Line between Victims and Abusers
A book review of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness by Christopher Lane. (2009)
Victim Syndrome-The Need for Attention
The Self-Defined -"Victim"
Culture of victims
Rethinking 'Don't Blame the Victim'
Discussion: Psychology of Victims: Re-Thinking "Don't Blame The Victim"  LinkedIn Discussion

 

8. The Psychology of Sexual Predation & Pedophilia

A Glossary of Terms Used in Treatment of Sex Offenders
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
Incest Survivors After Effects Checklist
Intrafamilial (Incest) Child Abuse Resources
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Sexual Exploitation Page
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Survivors of Incest Anonymous

 

9a. Family Forensic Psychology

ABA Family Law Homepage
About.com Marriage
Alternatives to Marriage Project
Amicus Curiae Briefs for Euthanasia & Physician-Assisted Suicide
American Coalition for Fathers and Children
LLI Cornell's All About Divorce Law
Packard Foundation Future of Children Website
The Cruzan Case & The Right to Die
The Declining Significance of Marriage (pdf)
Wikipedia Article on Marriage and Divorce
Wikepedia Article on Terri Schiavo Case

 

9c. Repressed and Recovered Memories

False Memory Syndrome Foundation
Memory, Abuse, and Science (article by Kenneth Pope)
Prof. Elizabeth Loftus Website
Prof. Jennifer Freyd's Website
Research & Scholarly Resources on Recovered Memories (Jim Hopper's page)
The Skeptic's Dictionary on Memory and Repressed Memory

 

10. Assessment of Competency and Sanity

Forensic NeuroPsychology Special Issue 2003
Judge Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Mental Competency Evaluation Guidelines for Judges
Shifting Standards for the Insanity Defense
The Hinckley Trial & Its Effect on the Insanity Defense

 

11a. Correctional Psychology - Adult Settings

American Jail Association
Corrections.com
National Commission on Correctional Health Care

 

11b. Correctional Psychology - Juvenile Settings

Center for Promotion of Mental Health in Juvenile Justice
Outward Bound, USA
UCLA School of Mental Health List of Resources on Juvenile Justice

 

11c. Multiple Relationships in Corrections

Broomfield, K. (2008). Challenges Psychologists Encounter Working in a Correctional Setting, MA Thesis at Campus Alberta
Cervantes, A. N. & Hanson, A. (2013). Dual Agency and Ethics Conflicts in Correctional Practice: Sources and Solutions. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 41:1:72-78
Greenberg, A. & Daniel W. Shuman, D. (1977). Irreconcilable Conflict Between Therapeutic and Forensic Roles. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 1997, 28, 50-57.
Haag, A. M. (2006). Ethical Dilemmas Faced by Correctional Psychologists in Canada, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 33/1, 93-109.
Ward, T. (2014). The dual relationship problem in forensic and correctional practice: Community protection or offender welfare? Legal and Criminological Psychology, 19/1,35–39.
Ward, T. (2013). The dual relationship problem in Correctional and forensic practice, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18, 92-100.
Zur, O. (2014). Multiple Relationships in Police Psychology & Law Enforcement: Resources
Zur, O. (2014). Forensic Dual or Multiple Relationships: Treating Psychotherapists as Experts
Correctional Psychology - Ethics and Dual Roles (Blog by Sheila)

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