[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2014-2015 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 30, 2021  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2014-2015 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 515 - Courtroom Psychology

3 credit hours
This course investigates the relationship between psychology and the courts. The course will provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the psychological issues and related to legal process in the courts, both civil and criminal. Topics include competency, civil commitment, insanity pleas, child custody. Jury consultations, jury selection, sentencing, and expert witness qualifications. The course examines the practical implications of the professional interface between forensic psychology and organizations such as law enforcement agencies, correctional facilities and the court systems.