2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

PSYC 258 - Psychology and the Law


This course examines the relationship between psychology and the legal system. Broadly, the course will look at ways that psychologists participate in the legal system (e.g., as trial consultants, by performing competency evaluations), ways in which psychological processes may affect legal outcomes (e.g., causing errors in eyewitness memory, aiding or impairing lie detection) and aspects of the legal system into which psychologists can have insight (e.g., jury decision making, interview techniques to minimize errors, the insanity defense). Prerequisite: C- or better in PSYC 110 . Tier 2 course. Not offered 2018-2019 Group I