Forensic Psychology (LAWS6970)
UNIT OF STUDY
Forensic psychology is the application of psychological knowledge and theories to all aspects of the criminal and civil justice systems. It is currently one of the fastest developing and most popular aspects of psychology. In this unit we will draw upon psychological evidence to explain and understand some of the people and processes involved in the legal system. Through a series of interactive seminars we will discuss topics such as lie detection, profiling, interviewing, jury deliberation, eyewitness memory, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and police officers.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences
- Executive Master of Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Criminology
- Graduate Diploma in Health Law
- Graduate Diploma in Law
- Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
- Master of Criminology
- Master of Health Law
- Master of Laws
- Master of Public Administration
Further unit of study information
class participation (10%), 3500-4000wd essay (40%) and 2hr exam (50%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
PSYC1001 or PSYC3020
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.