Chapter 15. Careers in Forensic Psychology

  1. Dr. Jeffrey L. Helms Associate Professor specialist psychologist member and
  2. Dr. Daniel T. Rogers Assistant Professor psychologist member

Published Online: 28 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch15

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals

How to Cite

Helms, J. L. and Rogers, D. T. (2010) Careers in Forensic Psychology, in Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320718.ch15

Author Information

  1. Kennesaw State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190640

Online ISBN: 9781444320718



  • forensic psychology careers;
  • forensic psychology field - broader areas than what most people think;
  • legal psychology, criminal psychology, psychology and law, police psychology, correctional psychology;
  • criminal forensic psychology - interacting with criminal legal systems;
  • forensic psychologists, in policy development and analyzing policy effects;
  • top journals, publishing forensic psychology research;
  • forensic psychologist's core activities;
  • forensic psychologists' expertise in human behavior - sought out by attorneys, courts and insurance companies;
  • forensic specialty council - as applied forensic psychologist, and need for postdoctoral training;
  • correctional officers and adult and juvenile probation and parole officers


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Forensic Psychology Defined

  • Contributions to the Discipline of Psychology

  • Core Activities of the Forensic Psychologist

  • Training Required to Be a Forensic Psychologist

  • Forensic Psychology Training Programs

  • Preparing for Graduate Training in Forensic Psychology

  • Employment in the Forensic Psychology Subfield

  • Working in Areas Related to Forensic Psychology With a Bachelor's Degree

  • Why Become a Forensic Psychologist? Matthew T. Huss

  • Professional Spotlight: Gina M. Vincent, PhD

  • Suggested Exercises

  • Suggested Readings

  • References

  • Resources