Navigating the Expanding Field of Law and Psychology: A Comprehensive Guide to Graduate Education

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Published in: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2010. p.69-90


Graduate programs in psychology and law are growing enormously in number and type. The Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee of the American Psychology-Law Society conducted a survey for the purpose of compiling a comprehensive guide to graduate programs in legal and forensic psychology. The resulting guide was intended to be a source of valuable information for prospective graduate students and faculty advising them and for the community of psychology-law educators and professionals who are developing and shaping the discipline. This article traces the history of program development in psychology and law and the process involved in developing the Guide to Graduate Programs in Legal and Forensic Psychology.