Forensic Psychology refers broadly to the research and application of psychological knowledge to the justice system. It includes such areas as the empirical and theoretical analysis of criminal behaviour, correctional psychology (including institutional and community corrections), psychology and law (including, sentencing, eyewitness testimony, jury decision making, and legislation), victim services, police psychology, and the design, delivery and evaluation of prevention and treatment programs for youth and adult offenders.

Students studying in the area will gain:

  1. knowledge of the application of psychology to the justice/legal system;
  2. expertise to design and evaluate research; and
  3. communication and consultation skills necessary to express and apply their findings effectively to diverse groups in a variety of settings.

You are encouraged to contact faculty members directly to find out more about their current research. Faculty involved in Forensic research are:

Forensic Psychology Research Centre