Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LAW                                     Course Number: 370                                    
Course Title: Psychology and the Law
Subject: Law
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is a critical examination of the relationships between psychological research, practice, and theory and the law and legal system. Topics that may be considered include standards and assessments of legal competencies, mental state defenses, civil commitment, violence risk assessments, eyewitness identifications, (false) confessions, deception detection, jury behavior, , child custody disputes, the roles of psychologists in the courtroom, and ethical issues in psychology and the law.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201, PSY 101, and PSY 242 or LAW 203
  • This course is crosslisted as:   PSY 370
Start Date:    04/30/2011                         End Date: