[Offered in odd-numbered years in Townsville. ]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||College of Healthcare Sciences|
Forensic psychology explores emotional and behavioural issues that relate to the law and legal systems. Psychological knowledge is applied to the understanding of crime and criminal justice. This subject examines the role a forensic psychologist plays in the provision of advice to personnel within the justice system; the diagnosis and treatment of incarcerated and probationed offenders and techniques used to screen and evaluate personnel in the law enforcement and judicial systems. Germane topics in abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, personality and developmental psychology, psychometric testing and social psychology are dealt with insofar as they inform the tasks of psychologists in forensic settings.
Passing requirements: Achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.
|To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level|
|Prerequisites:||PY1101 OR PY1102|
|JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal|
|Census Date 04-Aug-2022|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.