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Course Title: PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW
This class is designed to explore the relationship between psychology and the legal system. The class will focus on current trends and research associated with four main topics: (1) the role of psychology in the trial process, (2) the role of psychology in forensic assessments and treatments, (3) the role of psychology in the civil law, and (4) professional issues in the law-psychology field. Issues discussed will include expert testimony, eyewitness memory and testimony, child-witness testimony, death penalty, jury decision making, risk assessment, competence, insanity, employment and discrimination, child custody, training, and ethics.
Prerequisite: PSY 0101, 0206, and three additional psychology credits, and junior standing