Psychology in Forensics

Psychology in Forensics

Psychology in Forensics Quiz Crafted by –

Mohit Butta

Scientific Officer

Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi


Introduction to Psychology in Forensics

Application of psychology to legal issues, often for the purpose of offering expert testimony in a courtroom. In civil and criminal cases, forensic psychologists may evaluate individuals to determine questions such as competency to stand trial, the relationship of a mental disorder to an accident or crime, and the potential for future dangerous behavior. In addition to conducting interviews and administering psychological tests, they usually gather forensic history, which includes information such as hospital records, police reports, and statements of witnesses. They are also expected to have a grasp of relevant legal questions.

Let's look at the questions and their answers

Ques 1. Lie detector measures, the following parameters of an individual:

a) Pulse rate

b) Blood Pressure

c) Galvanic skin Resistance

d) All of the above

Answer-d) All of the above

Ques 2. A Polygraph test is used for the detection of:

a) Psychosomatic changes of body

b) Pharmacological effects on body

c) Orthopedic changes of body

d) Radiological effects on body

Answer- a) Psychosomatic changes of body

Ques 3. Postmortem psychological analysis is called a(n):

a)  Victimology

b) Dead Mind Reading

c) Psychological Autopsy                                                       

d) Characteristic Mapping

Answer- c) Psychological Autopsy

Ques 4. The most commonly used procedure for lie detection in criminal investigations is the:

a) Control Question Technique (CQT)

b) Relevant/Irrelevant Question Technique (RI)

c) Computerized Polygraph System (CPS)

d) Countermeasure Detection Technique (CDT)

Answer- a) Control Question Technique (CQT)

Ques 5. Experts in forensic psychological assessment are called upon to testify in matters relating to

a) Dangerousness to oneself or others.

b) Competency to stand trial

c) Criminal responsibility

d) All of the above

Answer- b) Competency to stand trial

Ques 6. Who put forward Psycho-Analytical Theory of Crime?

a) Sigmund Freud

b) Alfred Adler

c) Karen Horney

d) William Wundt

Answer- a) Sigmund Freud

Ques 7. Drug addiction causes

a) Mental health problems 

b) Physical health problems                                                       

c) Emotional disturbance

d) All the above

Answer- d) All the above

Ques 8. Human trafficking is a form of

a) Hate crime

b) Organised crime                                                       

c) Violent crime

d) Property crime

Answer- b) Organised crime

Ques 9. ______means the commission of crime by habitual offenders.

a) Vandalism      

b) Recidivism

c) Communism                                                       

d) Terrrorism

Answer- b) Recidivism

Ques 10. P300 wave is used in which psychological lie detection tool?

a) Narco Analysis                                              

b) Layered Voice Analysis

c) Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature Profiling         

d) Polygraph

Answer- c) Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature Profiling

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