Psychology and Law

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: 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:

  • PSYC 300B; or
  • permission of the department.

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

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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