Naples Psychologist Provides Forensic Psychological Examinations To Prove Defendants Incompetent
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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Naples Psychologist Provides Forensic Psychological
Examinations To Prove Defendants Incompetent
Scientific psychological theory and education in the law
are necessary for the forensic psychologists in Naples FL.
They may work as prosecution or defense witnesses or
give advice in jury selection. To work in this field,
someone must be an accredited and licensed
psychologist who thoroughly understands the nuances
of the judicial system.
It is necessary to earn a PhD. In forensic psychology
before he can be granted a license. Earning the master s
degree qualifies him to be a parole officer, which allows
him to be involved in law. Diverse areas of research can
be done by someone with either level of education.
If a trained forensic psychologist is not also versed in the
law, he is of no use on the witness stand in court. There
are specific things that can and cannot be said in court.
Incorrect answers can damage his credibility and
answering correctly, but saying too much can provide an
advantage to the opposing side.
Declaring a defendant legally insane has a stringent set
of requirements. The forensic psychologist steps in to
evaluate his state of mind. This assessment does not
always mean he must testify in court. It does determine
whether the defendant is declared able to assist his
attorney in preparing a defense.
When the judge asks for an informed opinion on any
possible contributing factor or sentencing
recommendations, a forensic psychologist is hired for
the job. Profiling as seen on television in crime shows is
another function of this position. For this, he must be
cognizant of police procedure.
Conducting any type of research in forensics is an
interesting and widely diverse position. This variety of
tasks appeals to the individual who enjoys variety. There
are some drawbacks, however. Criminals who are insane
are not easy to work with and in some cases, are
downright dangerous. Another problem is that there are
limited schools offering degrees that prepare a
candidate to work as one of the licensed forensic
psychologists in Naples FL.