PSYC317

Psychology and Law

Subject code

PSYC

Course Number

317

Department(s)

Instructor(s)

A. Douglass

Course Long Title

Psychology and Law

Description

In the American criminal justice system, the administration of justice is influenced by a broad range of variables, many of which have been the subject of empirical research in social and cognitive psychology. This course examines how psychological research informs the dialogue surrounding controversial issues in the criminal justice system. Topics covered include eyewitness testimony, confession evidence, detection of deception, expert testimony, and reconstructed/repressed memories. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 261 or 262.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

GEC This Course Belongs To

-

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years