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NCJ Number: 52223 Find in a Library
Title: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE - AN EVOLVING SUBSPECIALITY AT HAHNEMANN MEDICAL COLLEGE
Journal: PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY  Volume:7  Issue:4  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1976)  Pages:445-452
Author(s): F W KASLOW; J C ABRAMS
Corporate Author: American Psychological Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychological Assoc
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Hahnemann Medical College
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Sale Source: Hahnemann Medical College
Dept of Mental Health Sciences
230 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19101
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE INCEPTION, DEVELOPMENT, AND EXPANSION OF A FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM ARE DESCRIBED. THE NEED FOR DOCTORAL-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGISTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS IS CONSIDERED.
Abstract: THE PROBLEMS, FALSE STARTS, AND SOLUTIONS SURROUNDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HAHNEMANN COLLEGE'S PIONEERING PROGRAM IN 1973 ARE RECOUNTED. FUNDING, LACK OF DIRECTION, AND POORLY PREPARED STUDENTS AND AGENCIES ALL PROVED TO BE MAJOR HURDLES FOR THE PHILADELPHIA, PA., MEDICAL SCHOOL. BY 1975 THE PROGRAM HAD A SENSE OF DIRECTION AND IS NOW PREPARING DOCTORAL-LEVEL PSYCHOLOGISTS WHO ARE EQUIPPED TO WORK WITH COURTS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVERSION PROGRAMS, AND CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. IN ADDITION THE PROGRAM SPONSORS SYMPOSIA ON SUCH SUBJECTS AS VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT, THE RIGHT TO TREATMENT, CONFIDENTIALITY, INFORMED CONSENT, AND REPORTING DANGEROUS BEHAVIORS. THE COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO SUPPLEMENT INTERNSHIPS WITH CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE AGENCIES. WHEN STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM THE PROGRAM THEY SHOULD BE WELL EQUIPPED AS PSYCHODIAGNOSTICIANS AND THERAPISTS WHO UNDERSTAND OFFENDERS; EXPERT WITNESSES; STAFF TRAINERS AND CONSULTANTS TO JUDGES, COURT STAFFS, POLICE, CORRECTIONAL STAFFS, AND YOUTH STUDY AGENCIES; AND CHANGE AGENTS IN THESE VARIOUS SYSTEMS. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Degree programs; Education; Forensic psychology; Pennsylvania
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