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Number:PY231
Name:Forensic Psychology
Description:This course introduces students to the various ways psychology relates to the law and its systems and processes. The course focuses on the role of the forensic psychologist in the criminal justice system as well as the tools and responsibilities of a forensic psychologist.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): PY111

Course Objectives

To define forensic psychology. To identify the responsibilities and tools of a forensic psychologist. To understand the relationship between forensic psychologists and other professions in the criminal justice system. To understand forensic assessment, treatment and consultation. To analyze issues surrounding providing expert testimony. To understand the role of forensic psychologists in criminal investigations. To examine issues regarding psychopathy, violence risk assessment and sexual offenders. To understand how correctional psychologists evaluate and treat juvenile and adult offenders. To examine mental health laws regarding criminal responsibility, competence and commitment.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Forensic Psychology 1-4051-5138-2 Huss, Matthew T. 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
S 2012 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 1-4051-5138-2 HUSS JOHN WILEY
S 2011 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 1-4051-5138-2 HUSS JOHN WILEY
F 2010 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 1-4051-5138-2 HUSS WILEY
S 2010 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 0-495-50649-4 FULERO 3 WAD
F 2009 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY 0-495-50649-4 FULERO 3 CENGAGE LEARNING
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