Graduate Catalog

PSY-627 LAW & FORENSIC PSYCH:RES&PRAC

Law and Forensic Psychology: Research & Practice is a 3-credit graduate level course that examines the intersection of law and forensic psychology. This course explores the legal history that forms the foundation of psycholegal research and the caselaw that underpins clinical forensic psychology practice. Students will critically analyze the role of psycholegal research in court rulings, policy setting, and the development of statutes within the judicial system. Further, students will examine the landmark legal cases that have informed the practice of forensic psychologists. The focus will be on cases pertaining to principles of clinical forensic practice, such as competency, confidentiality and privilege, expert testimony, as well as cases relevant to forensic psychologists practicing within the legal system, such as duty to warn, criminal dangerousness, criminal responsibility, and child abuse.

Credits

3

Distribution

Psychology

Offered

F