Catalogue 2014 - 2015

PSY 319 Forensic Psychology

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

PSY 101 and junior standing.

Course Description

In this course, principles and theories of psychology as they apply to the civil and criminal justice systems will be studied. Topics of investigation will include: role and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, criminal profiling, lie detection, police interrogation and confession, insanity, domestic violence, sexual abuse, the death penalty, and public policy.