JUS 2318 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Credits: 3 hrs
This course introduces students to the field of forensic psychology, its history, and its impact in today’s world as it relates to the criminal justice system. The course will provide an expansive overview of forensic psychology, including basic tenets, practices and procedures and will explore subspecialties of forensic psychology; roles and responsibilities; and related legal, ethical and diversity issues.
The course will explore forensic psychology links to the criminal justice system through such topics as criminal profiling, police psychology, psychology in the criminal courts, correctional psychology, investigative psychology, crime psychology, theories of crime, lie detection, eyewitness errors, psychotherapy, false confession, psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder and expert testimony. (This course is one of the requirements for the minor in Forensic Science.)