Taking stock; a review of the state of forensic psychology as revealed through an analysis of journal articles 2015-20

Brown, Jennifer, Figueiredo, Monica and Horvath, Miranda (2022) Taking stock; a review of the state of forensic psychology as revealed through an analysis of journal articles 2015-20. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice. ISSN 2473-2850 (In Press)

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Abstract

A total of 3719 articles appearing in 5 key generalist Forensic Psychology Journals (N=1374) and 6 more specialist targeted forensically related journals (N=2345) between 2015-2020 were subject to a bibliometric analysis to reveal trends in research topics, populations studied, jurisdiction and research methods employed. Research on offenders dominated and over half of all the papers were located in North American jurisdictions. About a third of papers made explicit reference to diversity and two thirds of research designs employed quantitative methodologies. Discussion comments on changing trends over time from forensic psychology’s initial narrow focus on witness testimony to its current broader remit, and the different coverage between targeted and generalist journals. The conclusion offers some reflections for future forensic psychology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: forensic psychology, research trends, forensic psychology journals, research methods, diversity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Other Departments (Central units) > Research & Enterprise
Depositing User: Miranda Horvath
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 09:54
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022 09:54
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2540

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