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PSY 482. Forensic Psychology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the field of forensic psychology. Its content coverage will include the examination of the current issues, theories, and interface between psychology and the legal system. Students will explore a range of topics including criminal profiling, the reliability of hypnosis, lie detection, eyewitness testimony, trial preparation and jury selection, the insanity defense, domestic violence and sexual abuse cases, and death penalty trials and appeals.
Prerequisites: PSY 260 or PSY 263 and junior standing
Session Cycle: Varies
Yearly Cycle: Alternate Years.