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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
Fall 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1152 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 TBA TBA Online Terence Lynn
02 1153 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 8:00am - 9:15am HB-115 Marguerite R McLellan
03 1154 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 WF 9:25am - 10:40am HB-115 Marguerite R McLellan
04 1155 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 TBA TBA Online Hillary Steinbrook
05 1156 9/7/16 - 12/23/16 TBA TBA Online Hillary Steinbrook
S1 1761 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
S2 1762 9/7/16 - 12/22/16 TBA TBA Online Terence Lynn

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.