Forensic Psychology Links

The forensic psychology links found on this page are general rather than subject specific. Specific forensic psychology topic links can be found within their respective page on the website.

Featured Expert Interview

Interview with Dr. Karen Franklin

Karen Franklin, PhD, is a forensic psychologist and an adjunct professor at Alliant University in San Francisco. She conducts ethics training for clinical and forensic professionals in the United States and internationally. Her published research – including on hate crime motivations, group rape and ethics in forensic diagnosis – garnered an award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology. You can access the interview with Dr. Karen Franklin via the following link.

Dr. Karen Franklin

Interested in Criminal Profiling?

Criminal Profiling

Based on the criminal profiling content covered on this website, 'Criminal Profiling: An Introductory Guide' is designed to let you dive straight into this fascinating topic. The guide provides clear and concise information on such things as the origins of criminal profiling, FBI profiling methodology and limitations; and whether becoming a profiler is a realistic career path. 

If you are interested in criminal profiling and would like to learn more, 'Criminal Profiling: An Introductory Guide' is the perfect place to start. See following link for full details.

Criminal Profiling: An Introductory Guide

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Calling All Mindhunters

Inside The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science Insights From The FBI

A must read for anybody who would like to learn more about the darkest recesses of the criminal mind. 

This book traces the origins and development of behavioral science within the FBI which has kept the iconic U.S government department at the forefront of research into serial killers and the criminal mind for over 40 years. 

Inside The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science Insights From The FBI also showcases a series of landmark articles on criminal profiling, sexual homicide, school shooters and serial murder. You can buy this fascinating book on Amazon via the following link.

Inside The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science Insights From The FBI

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Expert Psychological Evaluations is an Arkansas-based forensic psychology private practice. Specializing in forensic evaluations, each psychologist has pursued extensive advanced training in forensic psychological assessment, report writing, testimony, and case-law. They have experience across a broad range of criminal and civil forensic referral questions in eight states and the federal court systems. They evaluate juveniles and adults in a variety of settings, including prisons, jails, state hospitals, and nursing/rehabilitation centers. Though located in Little Rock, the psychologists at Expert Psychological Evaluations are available nationwide. Their website also contains extensive educational materials on forensic psychology, a forensic psychology article series, and a forensic psychology forum for anyone who is interested.

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Academic Info. Independent online subject directory of over 25,000 hand-picked educational resources for high school and college students. Academic Info also features subject guides with information about distance education and online degree options, as well as admissions test preparation resources.

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AllPsych Online: Very well organised collection of psychology resources and reference material.

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American Psychological Association: Use this link to access a range of research projects which demonstrate the application and value of psychological science within a legal context.

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American Psychology-Law Society. The American Psychology-Law Society is a division of the American Psychological Association and is comprised of individuals interested in psychology and law issues. Student memberships are encouraged. Among many other things, the website provides details of conferences, job listings and the very useful society newsletter.

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Association For Psychological Science: The Association for Psychological Science (previously the American Psychological Society) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology. The aim of the association is to promote, protect, and advance the interests of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application, teaching, and the improvement of human welfare.

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British Psychological Society: The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The Society was formed in 1901 and now has approximately 43,000 members. The Society’s main aims are to encourage the development of psychology as a scientific discipline and an applied profession. To raise standards of training and practice in the application of psychology and to raise public awareness of psychology and increase the influence of psychological practice in society.

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The British Psychological Society publishes a very good research Digest that will keep you right up to date with the latest research in psychology. Edited by Christian Jarrett the research digest appears online as a blog.

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Cognitive Daily: This excellent science blog reports on fascinating peer-reviewed developments in cognition from the most respected scientists in the field. The blog is maintained by Dave Munger and Margaret P. Munger who note that the research they feature isn't dumbed down, but it's explained in language that everyone can understand, with clear illustrations and references to the original research.

This is a must bookmark resource for anybody interested in the application of cognitive psychology within a legal context as the site regularly features research that has implications within the criminal justice system.

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Crimes and Clues: Detailed website edited by Daryl W. Clemens. Provides lots of extremely useful material in relation to the art and science of criminal investigation.

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Current topics in psychology: A real gem of a website put together by clinical psychologist Dr Michael Fenichel documenting the best articles, websites and research tools he has come across.

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Forensic Solutions, LLC: Forensic Solutions was founded by case-working professionals that have published industry standard texts and research in their respective fields. Specializing in criminal profiling, forensic science, crime reconstruction, and expert testimony, this cutting edge site is highly recommended.

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Inquisitive Mind. The Inquisitive Mind, or In-Mind, is a young and exciting on-line quarterly magazine for social psychology. The magazine’s purpose is designed to interact with everyone that is interested in everyday human concerns and to inform you on the hot trends in scientific social psychological research..

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Psi Chi. Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. The site contains some wonderful articles, including The Psychology of Evil by Philip Zimbardo.

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Psych Central: One of the top 5 mental health and psychology websites, providing reliable and professionally-reviewed resources since 1995.

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Psychology and Crime News: One of the most professional and comprehensive blogs I have seen. The purpose of this blog is to collate information of interest in a forensic psychological context. Will be particularly useful for anybody looking for information relating to forensic theory and practice in the UK.

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Psych Web: Very comprehensive and extremely well organized Web site by Dr Russ Dewey containing psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology.

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