Forensic Psychology

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The American Board of Forensic Psychology has defined Forensic Psychology as “the application of the science and profession of psychology to questions and issues relating to law and the legal system”. The word “forensic” is derived from the Latin word “forensis,” meaning “of the forum,” where the law courts of ancient Rome were held. In the modern world, forensic refers to the application of scientific principles and practices to the adversary process where especially knowledgeable scientists play a role. Forensic psychologists addresses a variety of topics such as child custody, profiles of criminal offenders, competency to proceed in trial, the validity of claims of child sexual abuse, evaluating the psychological…show more content…
Stress refers to the dynamic state brought on by the physical, psychological, and social demands which are thought to be undermining to an individual and exceeds his or her adapting resources. This can bring about ‘strain’ which can be physical, mental, or behavioral reaction or…show more content…
A study by Johnson et al. (2005) found that police was one of the six professions where the high stress prompted greatest effect as far as poor health and low job satisfaction. Traumatic stress is a well-known stress caused by physical hazards and is common in police. This kind of stress emerges due to Police authoritative structures and hierarchies have a tendency to be rigidly stratified and lethargic to individual needs. The frequency of suicide and fratricide has been rising over the years due to the physical and psychological issues confronted by the police force. The high rate of suicides is just due to higher stress levels in Indian police, which is also a matter of serious concern. Stress is a complex phenomenon with numerous variables. The role played by psychologists and government in relation to coping mechanisms at every stage of service for police in India in comparison with other countries like USA, Australia and so on, is negligible in spite of the fact that there is a need to alleviate stress in India has been recognized
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