LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY   [Archived Catalog]
2020-2021 Greensburg Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
Psychological theory and research has historically been relevant to legal policy and judicial decision-making. Although the legal system frequently ignored much of this research throughout the 20th century, the 21st century has seen a dramatic increase in the application of psycho-legal research within the legal system. Recognizing the burgeoning field of legal psychology, the purpose of this course is to illuminate the interaction between psychology and the legal system. Due to legal psychology's emphasis of integrating research with practice, this course covers a myriad of psychological research areas that have a direct bearing on the legal system, including: eyewitness testimony and identification, profiling, interrogations and confessions, jury selection, jury decision-making, competency to stand trial, investigative interviewing, sexual harassment, and punishment.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010

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