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PSYC0313

Legal Psychology

Legal Psychology
This course will provide an overview of the role of psychological research in the legal system. Students will be asked to consider how psychology is intertwined with legal decisions of guilt, a defendant's competency to stand trial, eyewitness behavior, jury selection, jury decision making, capital punishment, the insanity defense, and other relevant topics. In addition to the text, students will read empirical studies and Supreme Court decisions relevant to the above topics. As psychology's role is contemplated, the strengths and limitations of the empirical research will be evaluated. (PSYC 0105 or PSCI 0102 or PSCI 0104; not open to first-year students) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Psychology
Department:
Psychology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SOC
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2011

PSYC0313A-S11 Lecture (McCauley)

Fall 2009

PSYC0313A-F09 Lecture (McCauley)

Fall 2008

PSYC0313A-F08 Lecture (McCauley)

Spring 2005

PSYC0313A-S05 Lecture (McCauley)