[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.Edit my profile
Psychology and Law
Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
Also listed as Interdisciplinary Studies 239.