You are here:
Any questions in the area of Forensic Psychology. I am not a criminologist nor an FBI Behavioral Analyst. "WHY" questions are particularly difficult to answer scientifically (i.e., why do people commit crimes?).
I have been doing forensic psychology for 15+ years, both evaluations, and treatment. I have particularly focused on disability evaluations and criminal competency.
American Psychological Association International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology
B.A. psychology, B.A., music, Ohio Wesleyan U., 1978 MCS, computer science, University of Dayton, 1984 M.A., psychology, Miami Inst. of Psychology, 1991 Psy.D., psychology, Miami Inst. of Psychology, 1993 post doctoral training in Neuropsychology, Fielding Institute, 1995-1997
I donate some of my time and expertise to the less fortunate, thru legal aid services. In 1999, I received an award from the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, for the work I've done for them.
Contrary to what most people believe, the clients one encounters in the criminal forensic field are quite diverse and varied. Many of them have serious mental health problems.
We are still trying to figure out how to differentiate the mentally ill from 'regular' criminals.
The laws against drug abuse began in the early 1900's - not out of any rational reason for preventing harm to the users or the public. Rather, the movement sprang out of a Southern campaign to denigrate / castigate minorities, charging them with all kinds of moral improprieties.
Many forensic evaluators do not believe that the evaluee has a right to obtain a copy of their records. I've been researching and writing on this question for a couple of years now, and the results are surprising! www.fl-forensic.com/articles
Hi, S, thanks for your question. I can't say there really is a 'field' or theory called this. But Behavioral theories are a major field within psychology. Most often it is used to changed behavior based
Hi, Mahabir, I don't think the research shows that there are significant personality differences between these 'types' of criminals - based on the type of 'crime' that they do. Don't forget that crimes
Hi, Kala, thanks for your question, and I'm sorry for your loss. It's difficult to say what was going on in his mind. Obviously, people that commit such acts are disturbed, from a psychological point
Hi Neleigh, thanks for your question. Try to identify as many characteristics about the person as possible -height, eyes, etc. Next, use three levels of questions - from hardest to easiest: 1. what
Hi Erlend. Thanks for your question. We are drawn to destruction in the same way we slow down to look at the aftermath of a car crash. We don't want to be the victim of either but we can't help but be
Answers by Expert: