Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Prefix: 
PSY
Course Number: 
320

This course examines the implications of psychological theory and methods for law and the criminal justice system. There is a concentration on psychological research on legal topics (e.g., confessions, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, sentencing), social issues (e.g., theories of crime, the death penalty, children and the legal system, race and legal issues, victims of crime), and on psychologists as an important component of the legal system (, assessing insanity, competence to testify, criminal profiling).

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