PSY 300 Psychology and Law

Psychology’s empirical perspective sometimes complements the legal system’s rule-based nature, and sometimes the two disciplines are at odds. This course focuses on the application of psychological theory, methods, and data to various procedures and issues in the legal system, including eyewitness evidence, the detection of deception, jury selection and jury decision-making, and sentencing. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: PSY 11 or PSY 105 or PSY 102 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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