I’ve discussed psychology, especially educational psychology in past to a very little extent. Later I also had my say on guidance and counseling etc, but I’ve never been able to explore forensic psychology. It was just a forensic psychology degree online that became the part of my browsing while looking for some legal things. For an instance, one may get confused that why I’m trying to relate both things, i.e. law and psychology. This is actually not me, but the nature of two that requires an interaction that in fact I also came to know a little earlier.
Once I used to think that individual illegal acts do not have any concern with the law and order situation in the country. I still couldn’t figure out, why I was of such opinion, probably lack of information or so, but as I’ve now discovered that the aggregate of the law and order situation is directly related to the individual acts. Well, while thinking about all these, something that we cannot forget is ‘law’ as occupation. I personally have not been interested in becoming a lawyer though having an ultimate guide in my family, but the scenario now a days and the continuous socio-legal events are urging me to have light on such issues.
Well, after exploring the site I mentioned above, I came to know that knowing psychology plays a vital role in dealing with criminal justice. It was really a good finding that for legal concerns it’s crucially important to find out the psychological motives behind a crime and to deal a case from such aspects as well. I then asked a law expert if we’ve any psychology subject in law. And as I was expecting, I got a negative response.
This is not to criticize the systems always, but just to mention a finding that’s being followed in developed country for better human development. I don’t mean that teaching a particular subject in theory entirely changes something, but it make difference and even is the base for practical exposure.
Once I met some students in Karachi University Criminology Department, I’m not sure if they had forensic psychology sort of thing in their syllabus or not, but those Police officers were really different from our typical police men. They explained, that how they’re taught to become a really good police men, and the difference was clearly seen. This thought just came in my mind with reference to the importance of psychological knowledge for law enforcement concerns.
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