Forensic Psychology

Course Code: PSYC 3500

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is intended to highlight the diversity of the field of forensic psychology and to provide a broad overview of the value and contribution of forensic psychology within the Criminal Justice System. Students are exposed to a wide variety of topics including police selection and stress; criminal profiling, interrogation, and deception detection; eyewitness testimony and jury decision making; criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, & sentencing; and risk assessment. Through a combination of interactive lectures, activities, and multimedia, students have an opportunity to review and critique relevant literature and controversial topics in the field. Case study examples are used to illustrate various scenarios in theory and practice.