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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PSY 330
Title Psychology and the Law
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Prerequisites PSY101 and Junior/Senior class standing
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1487 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 WF 8:00am - 9:15am HB-207 Marguerite R McLellan
02 2350 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 WF 9:25am - 10:40am HB-207 Marguerite R McLellan
03 2351 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 TBA TBA Online Hillary Steinbrook
04 2352 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 TBA TBA Online Hillary Steinbrook
05 2353 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 TBA TBA Online Terence Lynn
W1 3481 12/5/16 - 1/13/17 TBA TBA Online Hillary Steinbrook

Description

This course explores the psychology of human behavior as applied to the law. It will compare psychological perspectives and emphasize the role of psychologists as expert witnesses in resolving legal conflicts. Topics include psychological research related to jury selection and deliberation, eyewitness testimony and identification; the recovered memory debate; assessment of competence, the insane, and involuntary commitment; and psychological aspects of criminal profiling.