WHAT IS FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY?
Forensic psychology is the science of psychology used to answer questions of interest to the legal system. This may be in relation to a civil action or a crime. The word forensic comes from the Forum, where legal matters were decided in ancient Rome. Forensic evaluation refers to comprehensive psychological evaluation relevant to the legal profession. Attorneys and judges call upon psychologists during legal proceedings to give objective and comprehensive psychological evaluations and to provide expert witness testimony on specific areas of psychology.
Dr. Arutt has developed an expertise in forensic evaluations and has served as an expert witness in various forensic matters. Since 1995, in association with Barbara Cort Counter Ph.D., Inc. and Associates, with whom she received her forensic training, Dr. Arutt has worked with both the defense and the prosecution for State and Federal criminal cases. In civil cases (lawsuits) Dr. Arutt provides comprehensive psychological evaluations to assess the impact of an event on those involved, and provides expert testimony. Typical forensic issues that have been a part of Dr. Arutt’s practice are:
Upon request, a phone consultation can be arranged with your attorney to discuss your forensic psychology needs. Some of Dr. Arutt's appearances on truTV(formerly Court TV) can be viewed here:
Forensic Expert Commentary Reel