Psycholegal Education: Training for Forum and Function

  • Richard J. Freeman
  • Ronald Roesch


Although psychologists have been involved in the legal system since the early years of this century (e.g., Munsterberg, 1908), the last 15 years have seen a dramatic increase in both the scope and frequency of that involvement. Indeed, Melton (1987) has referred to psycholegal study as “psychology’s growth industry.” The extent of this burgeoning growth is reflected in the proliferation of dedicated journals such as Law and Human Behavior and Law and Psychology Review; special issues devoted to psychology and law in publications such as the American Journal of Community Psychology (Roesch, 1988), Journal of Community Psychology (Müller & Chapman, 1986), Professional Psychology (Grisso & Sales, 1978), and the Journal of School Psychology (Cardon, Kurloff, & Phillips, 1975); and the appearance of numerous books on various aspects of psychology and law.


Social Science Research Community Psychology Expert Testimony Graduate Training Professional Psychology 
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  • Ronald Roesch

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