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Journal of Forensic Psychology aims to provide an Open Access platform for the researchers to share their expert knowledge in basic, clinical and applied studies related to Forensic Psychology.
This scientific journal publishes a wide range of article in this discipline covering all modern trends in clinical and experimental research associated with Forensic Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology Practice, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Child Psychology, Legal Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Forensic Neuropsychology, Police Psychology, Correctional Psychologist, Paranormal activity, Mental Illness and Violence, Chronic Criminals, Antisocial personality disorder, Criminal Proceedings, Mental Disorders and creates a platform for the authors to contribute towards the journal. The scope of the journal is not limited to the listed research areas but also include brain and its functioning. The editorial office promises to peer review the submitted manuscripts and ensures quality.
Journal of Forensic Psychology is an Open Access Peer reviewed journal and aims to publish most complete and reliable source of information on discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the field and making them freely available online without any subscriptions to the researchers worldwide.
The journal is using Editorial Manager System for online manuscript submission, review and tracking systems. Editorial board members of the Journal of Forensic Psychology or outside experts review manuscripts; at least two independent reviewer’s approval followed by the editor is required for the acceptance of any citable manuscript.
The Forensic Psychology Practice deals with the psychological assessment of the people who are involved in one way or the other with the legal system. The forensic psychological practice includes many skills like assessment clinically, report writing and case presentation are very important aspects and foundation for psychological forensic practice.
Forensic Neuropsychological evaluation involves the application of neuropsychological assessment methods to the evaluation of criminals. It is an interlinking branch between psychology and the justice system. Collateral sources of information assessment , biased response, malingering, and norm-based psychological testing is evaluation.
Assessment , treatment, or consultation that revolves around clinical issues occurring in legal contexts are included in Forensic Clinical Psychology . It again includes three branches descriptive forensic assessment, predictive assessment and evaluation of legally relevant constructs.
Psychosocial stress is the result of a cognitive appraisal of what is at stake and what can be done about it. Psychosocial stress results when we look at a perceived threat in our lives. Psychological stress can be defined as an imbalance between demands placed on us and our ability to manage them.
The psychological well being can be referred to as the absence of negative thoughts and prevalence or development of positive thoughts. It includes many aspects like active lifestyle, balance of emotions, positive attitude, life satisfaction, pro social behavior, personal optimization etc. It includes the satisfaction developed by an individual’s values, goals and need through actualization of their abilities in their life situations.
Police psychology a sub field of forensic psychology addressing issues specific to police personnel with safety, effectiveness, health and conformity to laws and ethics . Law enforcement and other personnel to carry out their missions and societal functions are related to Public safety psychology.
Legal psychology describes empirical, psychological research of the law, legal institutions, and persons who are in contact with the law. This field encompasses contributions made in teaching/training, developmental, cognitive,clinical practice, social, public policy and clinical psychology.
Correctional psychologist is the person expertised in the area of psychology that focuses on applying psychology to a correctional setting. They perform counseling for the prisoners to correct their mental tendency and help them to develop their behavior.
Organizational Psychology describes the psychological behavior of people existing in groups. Essentially, organizational psychologists look at how an individual affects the business they work for and how the business affects the individuals that are part of it.
Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to be aware and express one's emotions, and to handle relationships interpersonal judiciously. The area of cognitive ability involving traits and social skills that facilitate interpersonal behavior. It represents an ability to validly reason with emotions and to use emotions to enhance thought.
Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental disorders, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behavior and deals with the understanding , diagnosis and treatment of disorders of mind. On the other hand neurology deals with the branch of medicine or biology that includes anatomical aspects, functions and organic disorders of nerves and nervous system.
Health behavior is an action to maintain, attain, or regain good health and to prevent illness. Some common health behaviors are exercising regularly, eating a balanced diet, and obtaining necessary inoculations. Health behaviors are influenced by the social, cultural and physical environments in which we live and work.
Antisocial Personality Disorder is a health condition in which a person has a long-term pattern of violating, exploiting or manipulating the rights of others. Disregard for other people’s rights, often crossing the line are characterized in antisocial personality disorder.
The paranormal Activity refers to as the beyond the range of normal experience of or pertaining to the events or perceptions occurring without any scientific explanation. It is merely an extrasensory perception. It is used to describe a variety of activity and phenomenon. It is also referred to as the phenomenon that in one or more prospects exceeds the limit of what is physically impossible according to scientific assumptions.
Sexual Sadism Disorder is feeling of sexual excitement resulting from administering pain, suffering, or humiliation to other person. In addition to the pleasure derived from inflicting pain and humiliation on another, a person identified with sexual sadism often experiences significant impairment or distress in functioning.
Chronic Criminals are the people involved in multiple criminal events with multiple criminal convictions spread across . Chronic offenders are responsible for a significant fraction of both violent crimes and property. Chronic criminals commit various crimes and in different places.
Criminal Profiles help to detect criminals in investigation of criminals. Criminal profiling has also been recognized as one of the most useful techniques in offender profiling - a technique used to help define the behavior of an offender before they reach the height of their criminal career.
Trial Consultants are the people who aid the lawyers or attorneys in the presentation of a criminal trial or law case. They are usually referred to as the social scientists or psychologists. They prepare witnesses, improve arguments and also select the jury members for a trial.
Criminal Proceedings is the framework of laws and rules in cases involving person who is accused, beginning with the initial investigation of the crime and concluding either with the unconditional release of the accused by virtue of acquittal or by the imposition of a term of punishment pursuant to a conviction for the crime.
Mental illness refers to a disorder in the individual’s behavior or thinking whereas violence refers to the physical force used to hurt someone, damage or kill it is an emotion of destruction. The mental illness of the individual often leads to the violent actions.
Insanity Defense is the process where a person committed the crime can acknowledge, but argue that they are not responsible, due to mental illness, by pleading to be not guilty by reason of insanity. Insanity defense is the defense asserted by an accused in a criminal prosecution.
Expert Witnesses are the professionals who has the level of unique knowledge in any particular field which helps them to represent their opinion about the facts of any crime case or legal proceedings. The person should be qualified by evidence of special knowledge, expertise and training.