Forensic psychology in Iceland: a survey of members of the Icelandic Psychological Society

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/5516
Title:
Forensic psychology in Iceland: a survey of members of the Icelandic Psychological Society
Authors:
Sigurdsson, Jon Fridrik; Gudjonsson, Gisli H
Citation:
Scand J Psychol 2004, 45(4):325-9
Issue Date:
1-Sep-2004
Abstract:
Forensic psychology is a rapidly growing specialism within psychology. A survey was carried out among the 152 members of the Icelandic Psychological Society (Sálfradingafélagi Islands) about their involvement and role in court work. Out of 101 psychologists who responded to the survey, 39 reported having been involved in court work, of whom 34 had testified in court. The great majority of court work of the psychologists involved assessments relating to child-care and custody proceedings, but there was evidence that Icelandic psychologists are increasingly becoming involved in criminal cases concerning criminal responsibility and the reliability of testimony. They are working much more independently of medical colleagues than before.
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http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2004.00412.x

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dc.contributor.authorSigurdsson, Jon Fridrik-
dc.contributor.authorGudjonsson, Gisli H-
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-23T13:23:34Z-
dc.date.available2006-10-23T13:23:34Z-
dc.date.issued2004-09-01-
dc.identifier.citationScand J Psychol 2004, 45(4):325-9en
dc.identifier.issn0036-5564-
dc.identifier.pmid15281922-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9450.2004.00412.x-
dc.identifier.otherPSY12-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/5516-
dc.description.abstractForensic psychology is a rapidly growing specialism within psychology. A survey was carried out among the 152 members of the Icelandic Psychological Society (Sálfradingafélagi Islands) about their involvement and role in court work. Out of 101 psychologists who responded to the survey, 39 reported having been involved in court work, of whom 34 had testified in court. The great majority of court work of the psychologists involved assessments relating to child-care and custody proceedings, but there was evidence that Icelandic psychologists are increasingly becoming involved in criminal cases concerning criminal responsibility and the reliability of testimony. They are working much more independently of medical colleagues than before.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-9450.2004.00412.xen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild Custodyen
dc.subject.meshCriminal Lawen
dc.subject.meshFiresetting Behavioren
dc.subject.meshForensic Psychiatryen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshMental Competencyen
dc.subject.meshPsychologyen
dc.titleForensic psychology in Iceland: a survey of members of the Icelandic Psychological Societyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalScandinavian journal of psychologyen
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