PSYC 2400 T - Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology, including a critical review of theories, methods, and research findings. Topics covered may include development of offending, eyewitness testimony, victim studies, risk assessment, offender rehabilitation, offender classification, and police studies. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1001 and PSYC 1002.

This course provides an overview of the field of forensic psychology, which concerns the relationship between psychology and the law/legal system. A variety of topics will be discussed and critically evaluated, including police selection, police stress, criminal profiling, police interrogation techniques, detection of deception, eyewitness testimony, jury decision-making, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, sentencing, treatment of offenders, psychopathy, and risk assessment. Classes will consist of lectures, activities, videos, and discussions.

CRN for section T: 21046

CRN for section TOD (optional Video On Demand service): 21047

In-class lecture time & location:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:05pm to 8:55pm, 624 SA

Instructor: Donna Mailloux

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