2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

LAW 370 Psychology and the Law

3 hours 

This course is a critical examination of the relationships between psychological research, practice and theory, and the law and legal system. Topics that may be considered include standards and assessments of legal competencies, mental state defenses, civil commitment, violence risk assessments, eyewitness identifications, (false) confessions, deception detection, jury behavior, child custody disputes, the roles of psychologists in the courtroom, and ethical issues in psychology and the law.



Cross Listed Courses

PSY 370


ENG 201, PSY 101, and PSY 221 or PSY 242 or LAW 203