LAWS6970 - Forensic Psychology

Objectives

  • Examine the application of psychological knowledge and theories to all aspects of the criminal and civil justice systems.
  • Draw upon psychological evidence to explain and understand some of the people and processes involved in the legal system.

Content

Lie detection; profiling; interviewing; jury deliberation; eyewitness memory; criminal offenders; victims of crime; and police officers.

Session

Semester 1 2014
Wednesday Evenings, 6-8pm

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.

Assessment

  • Class Participation (10%)
  • 1 x 3,500-4,000 Word Essay (40%)
  • 1 x Two Hour Exam (50%)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Criminology | Graduate Diploma in Criminology | Master of Health Law (2014) | Graduate Diploma in Health Law (2014)