3. They undrgo research and develop tests to prove hypothesis
What are the 3 areas of psychology(3)
Assessment and report writing, collecting and recording data and information, research and
Skills of a forensic psychologist possesses
2. consultation to the legal system. They give expert advice in court and to help prevent a
what are the 3 areas of psychology(2)
The study of the human brain, brain patterns and human behaviour
What is psychology
1. Expert evidence: Actual evidence from written and oral reports, generally given to
families and coroners.
What are the 3 areas of psychology(1)
Courts, police, private practice, family counseling
List some areas forensic psychologists work in
to safeguard the integrity and welfare of their prospective clients.
What is the purpose of the code of ethics?
fail to obey laws, disrespect others, no regard for personal safety, show no regret, no regard
for personal saftey
A person with APD (Anti-social personality disorder) will
It's called inductive
What is the approach profilers use when they use " statistics from a similar crime "
,the trigger for the incident What the offender did, how much planning, drugs and alcohol
When assessing dangerousness a forensic psychologist will take into account
It refers to the likelyhood of an offender re-comiting another serious act of violence
What is dangerousness?
-A past history of violence, Current threat to be violent, ongoing conflict, Substance
abuse, Access to weapons, be socially isolated.
Mullens risk factors ( a list of factors that would increase the likelyhood of a person
becoming a violent offender
1: Collect data from the crime scene, 2: Infer the offenders criminal career history, 3:
Determine the offenders forensic awareness, 4: deve
Name the five steps involved for the inductive approach
True or false, a criminal profile is a list of physiological and psychological
It's the way a person thinks.
What is the definition of psychological?
1 analyse the forensic evidence, analyse the victims characteristics, analyse the crime
scene evidence, create a profile and compare apprehe
Name the five steps involved for the deductive approach
The physical characteristics of a person
What is the definition of physiological?
Encoding, storage and retrieval
What are the three stages of memory?
Memory works by obtaining, retaining and retrieving information
How does memory work
Retrieval is when you get the information your brain has stored for use
What is retrieval?
The information is stored and ready for retrieval
What is storage?
Retrieval. Motivated forgetting, Wrong retrieval clue and reconstructive memory.
Why are eyewitnesses not always reliable (3)?
Encoding is changing the sensory information into something your brain can understand
What is encoding?
Problems with encoding. Violence distraction, weapon focus
Why are eyewitnesses not always reliable (1)?
Storage. Forgetting details, The decay theory,
Why are eyewitnesses not always reliable (2)?