CRJS375 IP1

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A forensic psychologist is often hired by the defense or the prosecutor to assist with jury selection. Using the library, Internet, or any other available materials, discuss in detail the following: •What would this psychologist be looking for during voir dire and in investigations of the jury pool? •What, if any, different analysis techniques might a psychologist use when assisting the defense versus assisting the prosecution? •Why would the items being investigated be important to the defense or to the prosecution? •What specific area of forensics are you interested in, or what type of position are you interested in?

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CRJS375-IP1NameClassDateProfessorForensic Psychology in the Criminal Court Case Abstract The following report will describe the role of the forensic psychologist in the criminal court case. The paper will discuss the forensic psychologist's role in voir dire in the jury process and in investigating members of the jury pool as well as discuss different analysis techniques that are applied when assisting the defense versus assisting the prosecution. The paper will discuss the importance of using a forensic psychologist and lastly discuss the specific area of forensics that is the most interesting. Forensic Psychology in the Criminal Court Case Forensic psychologists can be an asset to the defense or a prosecutor in a criminal case in the selection of a jury that may be more partial to one side or the other in deciding the guilt or innocence of the defendant. The forensic psychologist can provide many different analysis techniques that will benefit the prosecution or the defense and provide insight into different the behaviors, perception, and attitudes of the prosecution and defense witnesses as well as evaluate their credibility and provide mental health evaluations and assessments for the court. The forensic psychologist offers many benefits to the court process and both the prosecutor and defense attorney are entitled to use the services of a forensic psychologist. In the criminal court processes there are many different

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