Psychology and Law

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: PSYC 380

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.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PSYC 431I, PSYC 380.


Pre- or Co-requisites:

Undergraduate course in Psychology offered by the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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