A nice article by William Foote PhD in APA’s Good Practice (Winter 2014) is worth a look for students who think they might be interested in forensic psychology.
Contrasting clinical and forensic psychology, he writes, “But the field is not for everyone…Forensic psychology is also much more confrontational. You’re often in an adversarial position, with people who want to leave you dead on the witness stand. “
”Thorough preparation is necessary because of the very high stakes involved, says Foote, ‘There’s not a single case we take on where there isn’t some substantial amount of money or degree of liberty or danger to the public at stake,’ he says.”