PSY 321 - Forensic Psychology

PSY 321 - Forensic Psychology

3.00 Cr
This course provides in-depth exposure to the roles and responsibilities of Mental Health Professionals within the criminal and (to a lesser extent) civil systems of justice in the United States. Additionally, the course will focus on how the legal system shapes the role of the mental health profession in the court arena. Topics covered include but are not limited to the psychology of jury selection; the identification and psychological evaluation of criminal suspects; the psychological factors associated with eyewitness and jury experiences; issues of mental competency and insanity; and the death penalty.
Term: 
2022SP
Method: 
LEC
Faculty: 
Smelko, Daniel