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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 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
S1 1823 1/25/16 - 5/9/16 M 7:00pm - 9:20pm MH-241 Albert Curtis
S2 1824 1/19/16 - 5/9/16 TBA TBA Online Terence Lynn
01 2044 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 TBA TBA Online Terence Lynn
02 2045 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 R 3:05pm - 4:20pm MH-342 Hillary Steinbrook
03 2046 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 T 3:05pm - 4:20pm MH-342 Hillary Steinbrook
04 2047 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 WF 8:00am - 9:15am HB-113 Marguerite R McLellan
05 2048 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 WF 9:25am - 10:40am HB-113 Marguerite R McLellan
W1 3273 12/7/15 - 1/15/16 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.