Psychology 505

PSYC 505: Forensic Psychology

Credit Hours: (3)

Conveys information relating to forensic psychology, including the insanity defense, aggression, courtroom psychology, mental health aspects of criminology and the psychological forces toward crime and delinquency.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

1. Forensic Psychology
2. Forensic Mental Health
3. Correctional Psychology
4. Eyewitness Testimony and Jury Behavior
5. Police Psychology


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Course will include formal lecture, discussion, student presentations, and hands-on projects.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of the theory and application of forensic psychology.


Assessment Measures

Graded assignments may include in-class tests, a final examination, the assignment and presentation of exercises and projects, and class preparation and participation.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

January 2001