Psychology of Crime investigates the interplay between psychology and the criminal legal system. In particular, it focusses on an array of topics including: perpetrators and defendants, interviewing, false confessions, jury deliberation, eyewitness memory, fitness to stand trial, rehabilitation of offenders, and expert evidence. This unit aims to provide you with an introduction to a selection of topics studied in this field. Importantly, by doing this unit, you will be able to describe and critically evaluate key empirical studies and theories in forensic psychology.
8 cases studies, 2 per week, for 4 weeks (accounting for approx 50 hours of student involvement)
This OLE requires you to complete 8 automated quizes, assessing in-depth knowledge and application of the provided theory and research literature