PY2110 - Intersections of Psychology and Law: Forensic Psychology
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify the ethical issues that
arise when working within the sub-discipline of forensic psychology;
- students will be able to demonstrate the links between forensic psychology and other
areas of psychology, such as abnormal psychology and social psychology;
- students will be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and use the tools and
techniques used by the forensic psychologist whilst working within the various areas
of the sub-discipline;
- students will be able to identify the broad areas that forensic psychology encompasses.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (60%).
|To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points
(four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
||PY1101 OR PY1102
Study Period 52
|Census Date 06-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd
||Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, Dr Jonathan Ramsay.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours workshops/Seminars
- assessment and self-directed study
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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