Ethical practice from the perspective of the forensic psychologist: commentary on the uses and value of the Australian Psychological Society (2007) Code of Ethics

Day, Andrew, and White, Jack (2008) Ethical practice from the perspective of the forensic psychologist: commentary on the uses and value of the Australian Psychological Society (2007) Code of Ethics. Australian Psychologist, 43 (3). pp. 186-193.

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Abstract

Forensic practice in Australia and around the world attracts a high level of public and judicial scrutiny. The way in which the forensic psychologist conducts him or herself in ethically challenging situations is important not only to the reputation of the individual practitioner, but to the profession more widely. This paper outlines some of the ethical issues that commonly arise in forensic psychology practice and discusses these in relation to the recently published Australian Psychological Society (2007) Code of Ethics. Four ethically challenging scenarios are described and discussed in terms of how the Code might be used to offer guidance to psychologists about how they might best respond.

Item ID: 47163
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1742-9544
Keywords: criminality and delinquency, ethical issues, ethics, forensic psychology, professional practice, psychology and law
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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