Complete a brief description of the two ethical issues (one issue being related to diversity). Be specific and provide examples. Then explain how and why these issues impact forensic psychology in the courts.
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One of the ethical issues in forensic psychology is competence and qualifications. Forensic psychology professional (FPP) may only conduct evaluations and give expert opinions in cases which fall under his/her established professional competences. These competences are acquired through education, trainings, professional experiences, and other forms of professional development (APA, 2013). Professional competencies in one area do not necessarily translate to competences in another. For example, if FPP is an expert in evaluating personality disorders that does not qualify them for custody evaluations. Or if FPP has worked in a culture which is not diverse, his/her view on people from other cultures might be bias (Kalmbach & Lyons, 2006, p. 275). The issue of competence is important because FPPs are expected to provide objective assessments....