Psychology and Law
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Consideration of the contributions of psychological theory and research to the understanding of crime investigation, courtroom dynamics, and the legal system. Specific topics will vary from year to year but may include eyewitness testimony, police practices, judge and jury decision making, lie detection and confessions, expert testimony. Topics will be discussed from the perspectives of social and cognitive psychology.
Prerequisites: 100A, 100B, 201.
Undergraduate course in Psychology offered by the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.