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PSYC 205 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology

This course will provide students with an overview of the interface between psychology and the legal system. Students will learn about how legal issues and psychological issues weigh in the process of the criminal justice system. Topics under discussion will include the death penalty and the insanity defense, criminal investigation, eyewitness testimony, and how to ensure the most accurate police line-ups. Other topics will include areas such as suspect interrogations and false confessions, the validity of polygraphs, the veracity of child eyewitness accounts, and how to accurately interview young children.

PSYC 205 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology - Details

Prerequisite
None
Credits
3
Offered:
Spring