This article aims to discuss some historical references concerning Forensic Psychology in Brazil and to present the main fields of application and a brief description of the tasks developed by the psychologist in each one. A second aim is for this material to be used as a theoretical reference for Forensic Psychology subjects, since it was designed with this introductory emphasis. The main areas of interface between Psychology and Law are: Family Law, Child and Adolescent Law, Civil Law, Criminal Law and Labor Legislation. Questions related to education are highlighted and new possibilities for working in Forensic Psychology are noted, with a recommendation of future perspectives on the topic.
Forensic Psychology; History; Psychologists