Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PSY                                     Course Number: 375                                    
Course Title: Family Conflict and the Family Court
Subject: Psychology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The focus of the course is on the interface between psychology and the legal system as apparent in conflicts heard in family court. Coverage will include the following topics: psychological and legal terms and concepts relevant to family court and psychology; the history and development of the family and juvenile court system; child abuse and neglect; domestic violence; juvenile delinquency; juvenile transfer to adult court; juvenile interrogation; child custody and child placement relevant to divorce, foster care, and parental rights termination. Biological, social and cultural factors that might influence family court decisions will be examined.

Prerequisite: ENG 102/201, PSY 101, PSY 231
Start Date:    04/30/2012                         End Date: