Criminology and Forensic Psychology/Criminal Profiling as a career

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I am currently pursuing my BA in Psychology and am considering going into forensic psychology for my MA. My question is this....I want to be able to aid children who've been victimized as I myself was. Would becoming a criminal profiler not only allow me to determine if someone is suitable for trial,but take depositions from victims as well?What would my role on the victim's side of things be?

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Kelley,

The answer is yes.  You would advocate for the victim at the trial level to ensure that he or she is competent to testify at trial and you would be able to coach the victim as well so as to face his or her attacker and to withstand the examination by the criminal defense attorney.  That is a lot of responsibility.  I hope I answered your question!  

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Jeffrey Hauck

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I would welcome the opportunity to answer questions relating to or related to the fields of criminology and forensic psychology.

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Criminologist. Professor of Criminal Justice. Licensed Private Detective with expansive clientele base encompassing hundreds of cases. Donates resources and time to the Children's Rescue Network in Orlando, FL.

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Associate of Science; Bachelor of Arts; Master of Science, Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.

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