What’s a forensic psychologist?

 

How to become a forensic psychologist?

 

How to vet your potential forensic psychology expert witness?


 

 

More and more psychologists are claiming to be forensic psychologists. If you want to become an expert, or if you believe you’re an expert, or if you’re seeking to vet an expert, you’ll need some important resources.

 

The American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP) defines Forensic Psychology as the “application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system.” Many of these open access resources have been recommended by the ABFP.

 


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Ethics, Guidelines, Professional Issues & Duties

Cities v. Iowa, 322 N.W 2d 917 (Iowa Ct. App 1982)

Cities v. Iowa, 322 N.W 2d 917 (Iowa Ct. App 1982)

Commonwealth v. Kobrin, 395 Mass 1004, 479 N.E.2d 674 (1985)

Commonwealth v. Kobrin, 395 Mass 1004, 479 N.E.2d 674 (1985)

Doe v. Roe, 400 N.Y.Supp.2d 668 (1977)

Doe v. Roe, 400 N.Y.Supp.2d 668 (1977)

In re Lifschutz, 2 Cal. 3d 415, 467 P.2d 557 (1970)

In re Lifschutz, 2 Cal. 3d 415, 467 P.2d 557 (1970)

Jaffee v. Redmond, 116 S.Ct. 1923 (1996)

Jaffee v. Redmond, 116 S.Ct. 1923 (1996)

Menendez v. Superior Court, 834 P.2d 786 (1992)

Menendez v. Superior Court, 834 P.2d 786 (1992)

Law, Precedents, Court Rules, Civil & Criminal Procedure

Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 516 U.S. 869 (1993)

Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, 516 U.S. 869 (1993)

Frye v. U.S., 295 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923)

Frye v. U.S., 295 F. 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1923)

General Electric Co. v. Joiner, 522 U.S. 136 (1997)

General Electric Co. v. Joiner, 522 U.S. 136 (1997)

Jenkins v. U.S., 307 F.2d. 637 (D.C. Cir. 1961)

Jenkins v. U.S., 307 F.2d. 637 (D.C. Cir. 1961)

Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999)

Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137 (1999)

Testing & Assessment, Judgment & Bias, Examination Issues

Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971)

Griggs v. Duke Power Co., 401 U.S. 424 (1971)

Hall v. Florida, 472 U.S. _ (2014)

Hall v. Florida, 472 U.S. _ (2014)

United States v. Greer, 158 F.3d 228 (1998)

United States v. Greer, 158 F.3d 228 (1998)

 

Communicating Forensic Opinions ‐ Expert Testimony & Report Writing

Bruce v. Byrne‐Stevens & Assocs. Eng’rs, 113 Wn.2d 123 (1989)

Bruce v. Byrne‐Stevens & Assocs. Eng’rs, 113 Wn.2d 123 (1989)

Budwin v. American Psychological Association, 29 Cal. Rptr. 2d 453 (1994)

Budwin v. American Psychological Association, 29 Cal. Rptr. 2d 453 (1994)

Deatherage v. Examining Board of Psychology, 948 P.2d 828 (Wash. 1997)

Deatherage v. Examining Board of Psychology, 948 P.2d 828 (Wash. 1997)

Jenkins v. U.S., 307 F.2d. 637 (D.C. Cir. 1961)

Jenkins v. U.S., 307 F.2d. 637 (D.C. Cir. 1961)

Murphy v. A. A. Mathews, 841 S.W.2d 671 (Mo. 1992)

Murphy v. A. A. Mathews, 841 S.W.2d 671 (Mo. 1992)

Competence to Stand Trial

Ake v. Oklahoma, 470 U.S. 68 (1985)

Ake v. Oklahoma, 470 U.S. 68 (1985)

Cooper v. Oklahoma, 517 U.S. 348 (1996)

Cooper v. Oklahoma, 517 U.S. 348 (1996)

Drope v. Missouri, 420 U.S. 162 (1975)

Drope v. Missouri, 420 U.S. 162 (1975)

Dusky v. U.S., 362 U.S. 402 (1960)

Dusky v. U.S., 362 U.S. 402 (1960)

Estelle v. Smith, 451 U.S. 454 (1981)

Estelle v. Smith, 451 U.S. 454 (1981)

G.J.I. v. State 778 P.2d 485 (1989)

G.J.I. v. State 778 P.2d 485 (1989)

Jackson v. Indiana, 406 U.S. 715 (1972)

Jackson v. Indiana, 406 U.S. 715 (1972)

Medina v. California, 505 U.S. 1244 (1992)

Medina v. California, 505 U.S. 1244 (1992)

Pate v. Robinson, 383 U.S. 375 (1966)

Pate v. Robinson, 383 U.S. 375 (1966)

Riggins v. Nevada, 524 U.S. 127 (1992)

Riggins v. Nevada, 524 U.S. 127 (1992)

Sell v. United States, 539 U.S. 166 (2003)

Sell v. United States, 539 U.S. 166 (2003)

Sieling v. Eyman, 478 F.2d 211 (9th Cir. 1973)

Sieling v. Eyman, 478 F.2d 211 (9th Cir. 1973)

U.S. v. Duhon, 104 F. Supp. 2d 663 (W.D.La, 2000)

U.S. v. Duhon, 104 F. Supp. 2d 663 (W.D.La, 2000)

Wilson v. U.S., 391 F.2d 460 (D.C. Cir. 1968)

Wilson v. U.S., 391 F.2d 460 (D.C. Cir. 1968)