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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Correctional Psychology vs. Forensic Psychology

According to Adler and Gray (2010), correctional psychology is the application of psychological principles to individuals convicted of a crime and sentenced to serve time in a correctional setting (including community corrections), whereas forensic psychology (specifically, criminal forensic psychology for purposes of this article) is the application of psychological principles to individuals charged with a crime but who remain in the judicial process (i.e., have not been convicted of the crime with which they are charged). (Morgan et al. 2007: 96) (p. 3).

Reference

Adler, J. R. & Gray, J. M. (2010). Forensic Psychology: Concepts, debates and practice (2nd ed.).  New York, NY: Willan Publishing.

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