If you are interested in studying forensic psychology, either as a graduate or post-graduate student, this resource will be perfect for you!
Forensic psychology in Russia has short and intensive history of its development. Nowadays Forensic psychology in Russia is the young science with great future. Recently Russia joined the Bologna process. Up to this moment in Russia were prepared specialists with diploma status. Now we also have two-levels education.
There are three main universities in Russia which prepare specialists in forensic psychology.
1. Moscow City University of Psychology and Education: Here is only one faculty in Russia of Forensic Psychology. It is based on the agreement between the University and the Serbsky National Research Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry (the Serbsky Center) of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation. The founder and the first Dean of the faculty (2004 - 2009) was Prof. Elena G. Dozortseva. The Dean of the Faculty of Forensic Psychology is Dr. Nickolay V. Dvoriantchikov. The aim of the Faculty is to train specialists in forensic psychology, particularly in two areas: juvenile forensic psychology and clinical psychology in expert forensic setting. The Faculty has three Departments; two of them are in charge of graduation specialization. The Faculty of Forensic Psychology in this year starts two two-year Master level educational programs corresponding to its main specialization fields: "Juvenile Forensic Psychology" and "Forensic Psychology in expert practices".
2. The Academy of the Federal Penal Service: The Faculty of Psychology provides full (5 years) and part time (6 years) education to train students in: Psychology; Social Work; Pedagogic and Psychology. The Institute provides full, external and part time education on the commercial base with full and short courses in 6 specialties and 2 branches in law, psychology and economics. On the commercial base the Institute provides post-graduate courses for post-graduate studies in 8 specialties for PhD and DSc and retraining courses for civil officers, court officers, magistracy, magistracy assistants, clerks of court, social workers.
For the above mentioned professions external studies are also available. The Institute provides training for foreign students on a contractual basis (e.g. with the Republic of Azerbaijan and Republic of Tajikistan under the Agreements regarding the intended cooperation). Scientific activity of the Academy aims the development and research on the Penal system issues.
For recent 5 years over 80 % of research is ordered by the senior penal organs. It resulted in principles, practical recommendations, draft legal acts, proposals on legislation amendments, and practical improvement of penal practice, scientific and educational manuals.
3. Kaluga State University of Education, Department of Basic and Foreign Psychology. This Department specifies in forensic assessment of different fields and proceedings. Conditions of applying are similar to other universities. The Head of Department: Engalychev Vali Fatehovich.
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