What are some jobs that you can get with a degree in forensic psychology?


What are some jobs that you can get with a degree in forensic psychology?

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Forensic psychology majors develop in-depth knowledge of criminal justice and criminal behavior, preparing them for diverse career opportunities. Here are some of the roles in the criminal justice system that graduates with a degree in forensic psychology can pursue:

  • Correctional Treatment Specialist. Correctional treatment specialists work with inmates, parolees, parole officers, and agency staff to develop rehabilitation plans. Treatment plans may include counseling services, substance abuse treatments, case reports summarizing the patients' history, and assistance in finding housing and employment.
  • Forensic Psychologist. Forensic psychologists work in courts, government agencies, hospitals, and prisons, collaborating with law enforcement personnel. They develop criminal profiles, conduct interviews, help determine if suspected criminals are fit to stand trial, assess the credibility of witnesses, and evaluate potential jurors.
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Counselor. Substance abuse and behavioral counselors work in addiction or eating disorder treatment centers, mental health centers, hospitals, and prisons, helping individuals recover from drug and alcohol problems, eating disorders, and other behavioral issues.
  • Victim Advocate. Victim advocates work in courts, law enforcement, and medical services, providing counseling and support to victims of crimes.

For more information about career options with a degree in forensic psychology, check out this article: Careers in Forensic Psychology: Overview of Options

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