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Question 1.
Forensic and criminal psychology has developed extensively as a discipline. Royo (1996) suggests which of the following as ways in which a discipline may be consolidated?

 
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Question 2.
What did the definition of forensic psychology by Wrightsman (1996) exclude?

 
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Question 3.
What skills do chartered forensic psychologists need to possess according to DCLP Training Committee (1994)?

 
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Question 4.
Which of the following is correct?

 
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Question 5.
Psychology and law are two very different disciplines, although both try to understand human nature.

   
 
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Question 6.
Match the comment to the author.



A matching question presents 3 answer choices and 3 items. The answer choices are lettered A through C. The items are numbered 6.1 through 6.3. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A Wrightsman (2001).
B Blackburn (1996).
C Gudjonsson and Haward (1998).
 
 
 
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Question 7.
In the 18th century, who could decide whether someone was insane at a court trial?

 
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Question 8.
The competence to stand trial is a development originating in:

 
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Question 9.
Match the development/idea to the person responsible for it.



A matching question presents 4 answer choices and 4 items. The answer choices are lettered A through D. The items are numbered 9.1 through 9.4. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A Ebbinghaus.
B Cesare de Baccaria.
C Andre-Michel Guerry and Adolphe Quetelet.
D Lombroso.
 
 
 
 
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Question 10.
Which event is often lauded as the origins of modern psychology?

 
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Question 11.
What did Albert Von-Schrenk-Nortzing argue from his research on the effects of media?

 
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Question 12.
Match the work/idea/finding to the famous researcher.



A matching question presents 5 answer choices and 5 items. The answer choices are lettered A through E. The items are numbered 12.1 through 12.5. Screen readers will read the answer choices first. Then each item will be presented along with a select menu for choosing an answer choice. Using the pull-down menus, match each item in the left column to the corresponding item in the right column.
A Jung.
B Theodor Reik.
C Binet.
D Marston.
E Fromm.
 
 
 
 
 
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Question 13.
Stern was the first to distinguish what in 1903/4?

 
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Question 14.
What was possibly the first psychological testimony at a civil rather than criminal trial?

 
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Question 15.
The origins of forensic and criminal psychology may be different in different countries and interest in the field has been spasmodic until the late 20th century, but has increasingly grown since the 1980s.

   
 
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Question 16.
Forensic psychology is literally:

 
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Question 17.
Psychology made slow progress into courtrooms because:

 
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