What is Forensic Pscyhology?
“Forensic psychology is the intersection between psychology and the justice system. It involves understanding fundamental legal principles, particularly with regard to expert witness testimony and the specific content area of concern”
What is Forensic Psychiatry?
“Forensic Psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry in which scientific and clinical expertise is applied in legal contexts involving civil, criminal, correctional, regulatory or legislative matters, and in specialized clinical consultations in areas such as risk assessment or employment. These guidelines apply to psychiatrists practicing in a forensic role.”
What does “Forensic” mean?
Etymology: Forum, as in “presented in a public forum “(Latin)
“Relating to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems…” (Merriam Webster)
“Belonging to Courts of Justice.”
(Black’s Law Dictionary per “The Law Dictionary Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary, 2nd Ed.”)