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Legal Psychology

The course looks at legal psychological research and how to improve criminal investigations and judicial decision-making. We look at factors that affect witness statements and how to improve their reliability, child witnesses, and dangerousness assessment of offenders. The course has an inter-disciplinary approach, examining the influence of societal and cultural factors on legal practices. The course ends with a mock trial, based on real case materials, in which students adopt the role of either a psychological expert or a lawyer.
Course #
APSY-GE 2056
Units
3
Term
Spring
Department