Forensic Psychologists Aren’t Profilers–Guest Post at Crime Fiction Collective

Happy Monday morning! I’m excited to be guest posting at Crime Fiction Collective. Here’s a little snippet:

Forensic psychologists aren’t profilers.

According to the forensic psychologist I recently interviewed, forensic psychologists as profilers is the biggest misconception the general public has of their profession.

These people are essential to our legal system. They make crucial decisions about offenders every day, but are usually grossly misrepresented in both fiction and television. I’ve spent several weeks researching forensic psychology for a trilogy I’m working on, and I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned with the readers of Crime Fiction Collective.

Hurry over to the blog to read the rest, and don’t forget to chime in on the discussion.

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About Stacy Green

Stacy Green is the best selling author of psychological thrillers and mystery with a dash of romance. As a stay at home mom, she's blessed with making writing a full-time career. She lives in Iowa with her supportive husband, daughter, and their three fur-babies.
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5 Responses to Forensic Psychologists Aren’t Profilers–Guest Post at Crime Fiction Collective

  1. August McLaughlin says:

    Congrats on this piece, Stacy! I’m fascinated already and can’t wait to read it.

  2. Great post on Forensic Psychologists. Yes, I very much agree that a lot of professions are misrepresented in fiction and popular culture; often a little “creative lying” to make it more interesting – or what the writer wants without adhering to truth – can end up confusing people about what’s true or not; look at the “CSI effect”. Sorry for commenting here – “Blogger” always hates me and never lets the comment show up. Have a good one, and thanks for a great post. 🙂

    • Stacy Green says:

      Glad you enjoyed it! You’re right, they are very misrepresented in popular culture. Creative lying is all right, but some shows – like CSI – take it so far they affect the jury pool, etc.

      And no worries. That’s one of the reasons I switched from Blogger. Thanks!

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