Dec 12, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PSYC 481 - Psychology and Law

Unique Course
This course will examine the interaction of (experimental and clinical) psychology and the law.  It will explore the scientific knowledge that psychologists bring to the courtroom when they testify about or explore the scientific knowledge that psychologists bring to the courtroom when they testify about or evaluate such topics as insanity, competence to stand trial, death penalty, eyewitness identification, eyewitness memory, criminal profiling, false confessions, and child sexual abuse.  The legal standards that govern the admissibility of psychology expert testimony and define the adjudication of these issues will also be critically examined.  Additionally, the policy implications of modifying the governing legal standards and the scope of psychological research will be discussed.
PreRequisite: PSYC-101
3 semester hours