Fall 2023 - PSYC 268 D100
Introduction to Law and Psychology (3)
Class Number: 2415
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Thu, 9:30–11:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 11, 2023
Mon, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
An introduction to the area of law and psychology. The role and influence of psychology in the legal system will be discussed. Topics include: social psychology and law, developmental psychology and law, juvenile justice, experimental psychology and law, mental disability and law.
This course will introduce students to the area of psychology and law, or forensic psychology, by providing an overview of the intersection of psychology and the legal system. Topics covered include interrogations and confessions, eyewitness identification, forensic assessment, children and the law, and correctional psychology.
- In-Class Assignments: 15%
- Midterm Exams: 50%
- Final Exam: 35%
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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