Question by  marwa (13)

Is there much potential for a career in juvenile forensic psychology?

I am interested in both forensic psychology and juveniles.


Answer by  rhonda515 (607)

As it stands now the field of forensic psychology is very broad. The juvenile forensic psychology is much more limited. This would offer an oppurtunity to be a specialist in the field. However, you would first have to establish a name for yourself. Working with police departments and defense attorneys could prove beneficial.


Answer by  soapjunkie (581)

This particular field can be rewarding because you are making a difference in someone's life, as well as, providing a beneficial service to society. However, the pay does not always compensate for the hard, stressful work and long hours.


Answer by  Elinps23 (112)

In 1983, the biggest problem in schools was noise making and chewing gum in class, now its guns and drugs. Resources for re-habilitation are dwindling and unfortunately this is the trend around the globe. I think there is much potential in that career.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Yes there is, but it depends on how good you are and how qualified you are for that job. You would have to be the best at what you did.


Answer by  brec00 (64)

I'm not aware of a type of forensic psychology that works only with juveniles. The word forensic means having to do with the law, therefore forensic psychologists provide expect testimony and psychological services to legal proceedings. Perhaps you could specialize in child psychology, and offers services within the juvenile justice system, which may not be in high demand.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

This career requires juveniles committing crime. The baby boomlet of the last 1990s and through 2007 provides the demographic population for several more decades. Being raised by a single mother increases the risk that a youngster will commit a crime and unwed motherhood has risen steadily, there is likely to be a rise in juvenile crime. Yes, there is potential.


Answer by  Anonymous

The Forensic Psychology of Criminal Minds ... mind's dark secrets... yes... believes that people are slaves to their personalities and offenders will thus leave a pattern of clues at a crime scene from which their traits and behaviors can be deduced. Coco Chantrenne, M.B.A., Ph.D Coco Chantrenne, M.B.A., Ph.D

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