Forensic Psychology

What Is Forensic Psychology?

Forensic Psychology is the application of the science of psychology to legal issues. The word “forensic” comes from the Latin word “forensic,” meaning “of the forum” and relates to the Forum in ancient Rome, where the earliest courts were held.

The practice of Forensic Psychology is focused on the interface between psychology and the law. A forensic psychologist applies his or her science and research to legal questions.

How We Can Help

At Forensic Psychiatric Associates Medical Corporation (fpamed), our expert forensic psychologists can aid the trier of fact by offering expert opinion in a court of law. We take measures to ensure that the opinions we offer are as objective as possible and do not offer opinions that are merely possible. Our forensic psychologists are diligent in our practice to ensure that we do not offer opinions that are subjective or speculative. Opinions are only given if they can be done with a reasonable degree of psychological or medical certainty.

Our Areas of Expertise

Our forensic psychologists apply their expertise in a number of legal matters, in both criminal and civil law.

Criminal law issues frequently addressed include:

  • Sanity
  • Criminal Responsibility or Mens Rea (guilty mind)
  • Trial Competency
  • Waiver of Miranda rights
  • Death Penalty Mitigation
  • Battered Woman Syndrome
  • Psychological Risk Assessment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Dependence
  • Sexual Disorders

Civil law issues frequently addressed include:

  • Personal Injury, including psychological injuries and brain injuries
  • Child Custody
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Mental Disability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Civil Commitment
  • Guardianship
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Psychological Autopsies


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