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2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 3319 - Psychology and Law

Credits: 3 hrs
This course is a critical examination of the relationship between scientific psychological research, practice, and theory and the justice and legal system. Potential topics to be covered include: jury selection, jury decision-making, eyewitness identification, forensic hypnosis and recovered memories, deception detection, police interrogations and (false) confessions, the insanity defense, legal competencies, civil commitment, the role of psychologists as trial consultants and expert witnesses, the death penalty, and ethical issues in psychology and the law.
Pre-requisite(s): PSY 1301