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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
Summer 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
21 1261 7/11/16 - 8/20/16 TBA TBA Online Hillary Steinbrook
91 1349 7/18/16 - 7/22/16 MTWRF 8:30am - 4:30pm MH-241 Albert Curtis

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.