Psychology and Law
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.
- All of PSYC 100A, PSYC 100B, PSYC 201 and minimum fourth-year standing (this set of prerequisites will only be accepted through summer 2017); or
- PSYC 300A and two of PSYC 320, PSYC 325, PSYC 330, PSYC 332, PSYC 333, PSYC 334, PSYC 375, PSYC 385, PSYC 386.
Pre- or Co-requisites:
- PSYC 300B; or
- permission of the department.