I go to parole board hearings and advise on whether violent and sexual offenders are ready for release. Itâ€™s a huge responsibility â€“ and my salary should reflect that
Over the past 10 years I have seen a lot. Being a prison forensic psychologist is not a job for the faint hearted, but I love it.
As a forensic psychologist I am closely involved in assessing and treating criminal behaviour. I frequently go to parole board hearings and advise on whether violent and sexual offenders are suitable for release. It took an undergraduate degree, a masters and an ongoing professional development diploma to get here. It is a huge responsibility â€“ and yet my salary is Â£29,000. I take home just Â£1,500 a month.
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