Course Descriptions/Sample Syllabi

830:320 Forensic Psychology

Overview

This course will explore the interface of psychology and the law, with an emphasis on forensic psychology. Landmark legal cases that pertain to psychology will be discussed. Students will explore the various options for careers in the field of forensic psychology. Specific topics covered include police psychology, eyewitness and expert testimony, jury selection, psychopathy, repressed memories, profiling, victimless crimes, the insanity defense, lie detection, and custody evaluations.

Prerequisites

830:101 General Psychology

Sample Syllabi