University of Surrey

Department of Psychology

MSc Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology examines psychological theories, methods and processes within the context of the legal, criminal and civil justice systems.

In particular it looks at the treatment and assessment of offenders, especially those who are mentally disordered, contributes to the investigation of crime by examining issues such as identification of suspects, investigative interviewing, psychological profiling and detecting deception. Forensic psychologists work in collaboration with criminal justice practitioners such as police and probation as well as other psychologists within the special hospitals and the prison service.

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