Forensic psychology colleges teach students about psychology and how it relates to criminal law. A forensic psychology degree allows a psychologist to be an expert witness in court cases, interpreting psychological states and diagnoses into "legalese," so that lawyers and judges can understand it.
Colleges for forensic psychology provide students with a strong background in psychology, and then teach the students to provide answers to legal questions that might be asked in court proceedings. A forensic psychology college (criminology colleges or a forensic college) prepares students for such activities as:
- Evaluating the psychological health of a criminal defendant.
- Recommending treatment.
- Recommending sentences.
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Chestnut Hill College
Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania