[PSYC 239] Psychology and Law


This course examines the ways in which psychology can enhance our understanding of the American legal system, assist in the solution of legal problems, and contribute to the development of a more humane and just legal system. Topics considered include criminal responsibility, mental health law, eyewitness identification, children’s testimony, prediction of violence, jury decision-making, psychological consequences of incarceration, and capital punishment. Contributions of other disciplines also will be addressed, such as sociology, politics, communications.

Course Title

Psychology and Law

Course Code

PSYC 239

Units

1

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

Cross-Lists

Also listed as Interdisciplinary Studies 239.
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