PS330 Forensic Psychology
Prerequisites: EN 102 and PS 101 or CJ 101.
Forensic psychology deals with the application of psychological knowledge, methods, and tasks faced by the legal system. These tasks include criminal investigation, assessing defendant for insanity or competency, assessing people for risk of violence, sexual offense or other dangerous behaviors, trial consultation, child-custody evaluations, understanding interrogations, confessions and eyewitness identification, and the selection and training of law enforcement officers. In this course the student will explore the field of forensic psychology and undertake research in a forensic psychology topic of their choice by drawing on empirical and theoretical journal articles.
3 Credit Hours