PSY-765 Forensic Psychology
4 semester credits
This is the basic core course in forensic psychology, required for all students in the forensic concentration. It provides an overview of the field of forensic psychology. Forensic psychology applies psychological art and science to legal and quasi-legal problems. This course addresses principles that underlie the use of psychologists in legal problem solving and the growth of forensic psychology. Topics include the role of forensic specialists in child psychology, neuropsychology, abnormal psychology, and psychological measurement.
Pre-requisites: PSY-710B , PSY-710C and PSY-715A . Media students can be registered without these pre-requisites by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
1. Be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the scope of the field of forensic psychology.
2. Be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the tasks involved in applying psychological knowledge and skills to the psycho-legal issues to which forensic psychologists respond.
3. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the core psycho-legal issues in various types/areas of forensic practice.
4. Be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the ethical issues relevant to forensic practice.
5. Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the steps required to conduct a forensic assessment and prepare a forensic report (clinical) or the ability to present expert testimony and an expert report on a relevant forensic issue (non-clinical).
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