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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


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.