- Code PSYC2011
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Psychology
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Psychology
- Areas of interest Law, Psychology, Forensic Anthropology , Clinical Psychology, Criminology
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Martin Sellbom
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course will survey the major areas of forensic and criminal psychology, including (but not limited to) mental health law, forensic assessment, criminal behaviour and theories thereof, and psychology of specific types of offenders. Psychologists who work within the legal system can assume and number of roles that include, but are not limited to, social scientists, consultants, and expert witnesses. Information provided via lecture and the text will provide the student with a broad understanding of the impact that psychology can have on any one individual within the criminal justice system, as well as the impact that psychology can have on the legal system itself.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
(1) Describe and apply major theories of criminal behavior.
(2) Identify and describe major terms and concepts in forensic psychology.
(3) Describe the various roles that psychologists can play in the legal system.
(4) Think critically about the interactive and sometimes counteractive relationship between psychology and the law.
(5) Think critically about current research and topics in forensic psychology.
Laboratory quizzes (15%) - LO 1, 2, 3, 4
Written assignment (30%) - LO 2, 4, 5
Forensic opinion assignment (10%) - LO 4, 5
Final exam (45%) - LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Two hours of lectures per week and 18 hours of laboratories spread across the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsHuss, M. (2013). Forensic Psychology (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley.
Assumed KnowledgeStrong preference for PSYC1003 and PSYC1004.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1612||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|