2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSY 375 Family Conflict and the Family Court

3 hours 

The focus of the course is on the interface between psychology and the legal system as apparent in conflicts heard in family court. Coverage will include the following topics: psychological and legal terms and concepts relevant to family court and psychology; the history and development of the family and juvenile court system; child abuse and neglect; domestic violence; juvenile delinquency; juvenile transfer to adult court; juvenile interrogation; child custody and child placement relevant to divorce, foster care, and parental rights termination. Biological, social and cultural factors that might influence family court decisions will be examined.




ENG 201, PSY 101 and PSY 231