Introduction to Forensic Psychology   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

PSY 6080 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology

This course is intended to acquaint the student with the emerging field of forensic psychology. Introduced will be a range of applications that psychology offers to the legal arena. Major areas covered include civil commitments, custody evaluations, criminal application, competency to stand trial, violence risk assessments, psychologist as an expert witness, and current best practices with psychological assessment in varied legal contexts. Discussed will be the stance of the humanistic psychologist amongst the adversarial environment of the courtroom and the legal system at large. Prerequisites: Cognitive Assessment; Personality Assessment. Though open to all students, this course satisfies the Clinical Interventions III/IV requirement in the Clinical Psychology degree program, with Clinical Interventions I & II as prerequisites.  3.0 credit(s)
Offered: Spring Course Length: 16 weeks