Comtemporary Trends: Forensic Psychology 337 Name Fall 2000



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CHAPTER 1


  1. There are a number of conflicting areas between psychology and the law. Which of the following areas is associated with the legal perspective?

  1. empirical

  2. probabilistic

  3. conservatism

  4. experimentation




  1. All of the following are in keeping with the notion of therapeutic jurisprudence except that

  1. the law can be seen to function as a kind of therapeutic agent.

  2. legal rules and actors can produce anti-therapeutic consequences.

  3. therapeutic concerns should be the only concern considered when devising new laws.

  4. the limits placed on or extended to psychotherapist-patient privilege can lead to better therapy.




  1. Which one of the following would not be considered a forensic psychologist according to the definition of forensic psychology offered in the text?

  1. a clinical psychologist who is the director of a sex offender treatment program

  2. a cognitive psychologist testifying about the inaccuracy of eyewitness memory

  3. a counseling psychologist who conducting a substance abuse evaluation of an individual who has been convicted of DUI

  4. a neuropsychologist who has performed a competency evaluation to determine whether an offender suffers from brain damage

4. Which of the following is a disadvantage of obtaining a joint-degree?

a. admission to these programs is easier

b. hardly anyone ever completes both degrees

c. you are not allowed to practice as an attorney if you have a PhD




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