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Description There are many areas in which a forensic psychology professional can consult with the courts. Areas in which consultants provide valuable insight include, but are not limited to, battered woman’s syndrome, eyewitness testimony, hostage negotiation, and interviewing or interrogation techniques. Although the verdict does not rest solely on these areas of consultation, all have been used by the courts to aid the trier of fact (judge or jury) in coming to a conclusion in a case. In this Discussion, you analyze consultation areas within the forensic psychology field that are of interest to you and from which the courts benefit. To prepare for this Discussion: Review the assigned pages of Chapters 5, 6, and 14 in your course textPsychological Evaluations for the Courts. Pay particular attention to the different areas of consultation within forensic psychology and think about which are of interest to you. Review the articles “Hostage Negotiation Consultant: Emerging Role for the Clinical Psychologist” and “ Interviewing Suspects: Practice, Science, and Future Directions,” and think about the areas of experience and expertise for forensic psychology consultation. Review the articles “Interviewing Suspects: Practice, Science, and Future Directions,” “Battered Woman Syndrome,” and “Jury Selection—Asking the Right Questions: A Way to Improve the Art of Jury Selection” to gain additional insight into these potential areas of consultation within forensic psychology in the courts. Select two areas of consultation within forensic psychology that are of interest to you and in which you could become an expert. Think about the next steps involved in becoming an expert in each of the two areas you selected.  Required ReadingsMelton, G. B., Petrila, J., Poythress, N. G., & Slobogin, C. (2018). Psychological evaluations for the courts: A handbook for mental health professionals and lawyers (4th ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. Chapter 5, “Managing Public and Private Forensic Services” Establishing a Forensic Evaluation SystemChapter 6, “Competency to Stand Trial” Guidelines for EvaluationChapter 14, “Juvenile Delinquency” ConsultationFuselier, G. D. (1988). Hostage negotiation consultant: Emerging role for the clinical psychologist. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 19(2), 175–179.  Kassin, S. M., Appleby, S. C., & Torkildson Perillo, J. (2010). Interviewing suspects: Practice, science, and future directions. Legal and Criminal Psychology, 15(1), 39–55.Dixon, J. W. (2002). Battered woman syndrome. ExpertLaw. Retrieved from http://www.expertlaw.com/library/domestic_violence…Pittel, S. M., Bloom, B., & SIlen, P. (n.d.). Jury selection—asking the right questions: A way to improve the art of jury selection. Retrieved April 28, 2010, from http://www.all-about-forensic-psychology.com/jury-…Optional ResourcesBrodsky, S. L. Principles and practice of trial consultation. New York: The Guilford Press.Hutson, M. (2007). Unnatural selection. Psychology Today. Retrieved from http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/unn…Fagan, T. J. (2003). Negotiating correctional incidents: A practical guide. Lanham, MD: American Correctional Association.Hasel, L. E., & Kassin, S. M. (2009). On the presumption of evidentiary independence: Can confession corrupt eyewitness identification? Psychological Science, 20(1), 122–126..