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PS 288 Overview

This course provides an overview of the interaction between psychology and the legal system. Students will explore the impact of mental health experts and psychological theories on legal decision-making. Course topics include forensic psychologist roles, court testimony, criminal profiling, competency to stand trial, “insanity pleas,” violence risk assessment, and psychopathy. Relevant case law and empirical data will be examined and critiqued. Prerequisite: PS 101.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • PS