Forensic psychology is concerned with the application of psychological knowledge and principles to legal issues, such as the reliability of evidence, the reliability of eyewitness testimony, the role of human memory, the psychology of decision-making (particularly group decision-making, as in juries), witness credibility, and so on.

Forensic psychology is generally distinguished from forensic psychiatry, which deals with legal questions such as the determination of sanity, issues of responsibility for acts committed, and so on.

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Castleton: Forensic Psychology Program Requirements
A Vermont university's list of courses that need to be passed to earn a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Forensic Psychology.
The Dark World of Park Dietz
Profile of the forensic psychiatrist by writer Dale Keiger.
David Willshire's Forensic Psychology & Psychiatry Links
Links to forensic psychology and psychiatry sites on the internet.
Eyewitness Identification Lab
Information for students, researchers, and lawyers on the science of eyewitness identification, including information about composing fair lineups.
How to Detect Lies
Techniques to telling if someone is lying.
Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology
Sometime free-access electronic journal. Articles on lie detection, suggestibility of child witnesses, and false confessions.
National Institute For Truth Verification
The manufacturer of the 'Computer Voice Stress Analyzer', which is sold only to law enforcement agencies.
The University of Alabama: Law & Psychology Review
Periodical which combines the disciplines.
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