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My Daughter Has Felony Drug Convictions Now What?

Psychology and Psychiatry in Courts and Corrections: Controversy and Change (Wiley series of personality processes)

Psychologists have had a changing and ever more important yet controversial role in corrections and criminal justice throughout history. Each department of criminal justice calls for a distinctly different need in psychology. In turn, psychologists can perform greatly different duties in each sector of criminal justice.
Law Enforcement
Law enforcement agents can be put in dangerous situations. Their lives are put in danger every day. When dangerous and violent occurrences happen to police officers it is no different than when it happens to civilians. It can be traumatic and life changing. Psychologists are used in law enforcement to help officers deal with traumatic situations.
When an officer must pull his weapon and fire upon another human being that alone can be stressful. However, if that person should die at the hands of the officer it can be very traumatic. Killi…