Ethical Challenges in Forensic Psychology Discussion

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For this discussion, let's explore how psychologists are utilized in the legal system and some challenges that they may face. To be specific, areas covered include jury selection, expert testimony, intellectual disability and the death penalty, and forensic consultations in criminal mitigation. Consider some of the controversies related to mitigation evaluations and consultations, and respond to the following:


  • Based on these controversies, what advantages and disadvantages might there be to involving psychology professionals in the legal system?
  • What ethical challenges might arise for forensic professionals involved in evaluations and consultations?

Special Instructions:

Create a 1 page essay in APA format according to the instructions above. Use 2 scholarly sources for references; whereas, 1 will be provided for you. Utilize in-text citations.

Source given to use: Shipley, L., S., Arrigo, A., B. Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Court, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Practices.

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