PSYC 0305 - Forensic Psychology

Credits: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of forensic psychology by covering basic research and theory on the causes of criminal behavior, reviewing clinical assessment and treatment of criminals, and describing psychological applications in courts, policing, and corrections. By the end of the course, students will be able to conceptualize and categorize various types of crime, understand the many theoretical frameworks used to explain criminal behavior, use theories to generate research ideas on criminality, critically appraise procedures that are used to assess and treat offenders, understand attributes of special criminal populations, and describe how humans have responded to crime.

Prerequisites: PSYC 0101  and PSYC 0219 , or permission of instructor.

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