Forensic psychology is where the law meets studies of the human mind. It involves the application of psychological theories and concepts to the legal system, particularly fields of criminal and civil justice. Forensic psychologists are trained to assess, interview and counsel people with psychological disorders. They combine psychological judgements with their understanding of legal principles to contribute to legal proceedings, such as criminal trials. Forensic psychology courses equip students to work in a range of environments associated with the legal system, including courts, prisons, policing, probation and parole, child protection and guardianship.