Forensic Psychologist Law and Legal Definition

A forensic psychologist refers to a person who uses training in psychology in a setting that involves the law.

The following are examples of case law on forensic psychologist:

A court appointed neutral forensic psychologist prepares an evaluation of the respective parental fitness of the parties. S/he interviews and conducted psychological testing of the parties and the children and then renders a report regarding the custody. The notes and raw data of a court-appointed neutral forensic psychologist are certainly relevant and material to the issue of custody, particularly where the conclusions drawn from that data are the central evidence before the court. [Ochs v. Ochs, 193 Misc. 2d 502, 503 (N.Y. Misc. 2002)].