Specialty Guidelines and Ethical Codes
Specialty Guidelines and Ethical s Introduction The relationship which exists between a client and practitioners of the forensic law is influenced by the factors which ensure existence of such relationship. The relation between the individuals who have been in business is not the same with that of new individuals. The practitioner and the customer have to agree on the type of relationship that should exist in order to make the operations easy. This is because the nature of services offered is directly proportional to the relationship between the two parties.
American Psychological – Law Society Guidelines
There are many guidelines offered by the AP-LS that should be followed and adhered to promptly. Three of these are competence, relationships and diligence. For a forensic practitioners to employ a person with the required skills they may consider things like education level, experience, devotion to the area of specialization and consultation. Proficiency in work can be acquired through training, working experience or consultation about the area of study. Diligence falls in place where the practitioner works in bases of work that is agreed upon by the customer acquiring for service (Grisso, 2010).
Practitioner should not work for his or her own gain but should consider the customers desire and requirement. Services should be rendered according to the relationship portrayed by the client to the practitioner. Allowances should be given according to the agreement of both parties where they are contented. The services requested by the customer should be professionally worked upon by the practitioner to avoid misunderstanding and loss of customers. High quality work should be provided to client to avoid claims or disputes due to satisfaction. The work should be flowing through out until the termination or completion (Grisso, 2010).
Relationships depend with the agreement by the practitioner and the client. The information between the practitioner and the customer should remain private and confidential between the two parties (Broke, 2010). In order for a relationship not to be violated, the parties are supposed to devote and respect the agreement. Excellent work is the key to the practitioner maintaining the customer. Communication is another thing that should is important for the work to flow between these two parties. The practitioner should keep the customer informed about any upcoming fact and opinion.
These vices are very important to the lawyers, the court, teachers and students, insurers and politicians, because they need to use the vices in their duties. The practitioners need accurate and adequate information in order to serve the customer. In order to people like attorneys to serve the customer promptly they should have their credentials in order to assure the clients delivery of professional and high quality services (Grisso, 2010).
The relationship between the two guidelines (AP-LS) is that they dwell on the same facts and target the same objectives (Broke, 2010). They both require harmony in the sector of forensic psychology and their ethical principles do not differ. AP-LS guidelines were revised and they brought about the APA guidelines to come into existence. One is just the revision of the other hence the content is the same.
The specialty guidelines given by the APA are very important in case of conflicts because they govern every party in the agreement accordingly. This gives the clients peace of mind because the practitioners are bound to give transparent and accountable results by the end of the contract. It gives ethics and discipline to the practitioners hence a good and reliable working environment for the clients.
Aaron Grisso (2010). Evaluating Competencies: Forensic Assessments and Instruments. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Simon Broke (2010). Forensic Psychology. London: Green Lion Publishers.