What is the role and responsibilities for a forensic psychologist?
A Forensic Psychologist (FP) in the UK may vary slightly from a FP in the US, which I think the link above describes. I’m not sure which country you are in but I can tell you a little bit about a FP in the UK. To become a FP in the UK you need: A BA or BSc (honours) Psychology degree which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). You need Graduate Basis for Registration (GBR) with the BPS and to get this you need to graduate with a lower-second class honours degree or better from an accredited course. A BA/BSc (hons) degree takes 3-4 years of full time study. An MSc in Forensic Psychology, which again must be from a BPS accredited course. It takes 1 year of full time study. 2 years of full time work under the supervision of a chartered Forensic Psychologist in order to gain your own chartered status. Contrary to popular belief, in the UK very few FPs work as profilers. The police in general do not employ their own FPs. The biggest employer of FPs is the prison service.