PSYC 2329: Forensic Psychology

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students will examine the ways in which the fields of psychology and law intersect. Topics may include psychology and law enforcement, the role of psychological experts in court, eyewitness testimony, victimology, psychological assessment, and treatment of various forensic populations (e.g. youth offenders, violent and sexual offenders, criminal psychopaths). Through selected topic areas, students explore the contribution of psychological theory, concepts, and principles to understanding human behaviour that occurs in the legal context. Students focus on how psychological research and clinical expertise inform current practice pertaining to both criminal and civil legal issues.

Students will receive credit for only one of the Fall Semester 2019 offering of PSYC 1195 or 2329.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in PSYC 1115 and 1215.

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