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About Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology involves applying core psychological principles to issues that have implications for the legal and justice system. In general, psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Psychology is also a profession that applies the findings of psychological research to real-world problems. 

Students in the Forensic Psychology program will gain the skill and knowledge necessary to answer the following questions:

  • Can you tell when someone is lying?
  • Do psychopaths feel guilt?
  • Can we predict when and where crimes will occur?
  • Do people understand their legal rights?
  • Can sex offenders be rehabilitated?
  • How can we reduce wrongful convictions?
  • Can children be reliable witnesses?