PSYC 347 Spring 2014 Psychology and Law

This course deals with applications of basic psychology to justice and the legal system. Relevant psychological theory and research address the processes and controversies that surround scientific jury selection, jury decision-making, eyewitness testimony, child witnesses in abuse cases, forensic hypnosis, lie-detector tests, police interrogations, false confessions, the insanity defense, the role of psychologists as trial consultants and expert witnesses, and the role of confirmation biases in all phases. Readings and discussions are animated by observations from real cases, demonstrations, and lab simulations.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: two hour exams and class participation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: PSYC 242
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: JLST Enactment/Applications in Institutions,PSYC Area 4 - Social Psychology
Enrollment Limit: 30
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 3551
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER
PSYC347-01(S) LEC Psychology and Law Division 2: Social Studies Saul M. Kassin
M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM Bronfman 105 3551
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