PY2110 - Forensic Psychology
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)
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.
- assist the student to develop anawareness of the ethical issues that arise when working
within the sub-discipline of forensic psychology;
- illustrate the links between forensic psychology and other areas of psychology, such
as abnormal psychology and social psychology;
- provide a basic knowledge of the tools and techniques used by the forensic psychologist
whilst working within the various areas of the sub-discipline;
- provide a working knowledge of the broad areas that forensic psychology encompasses.
|To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points
(four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
||(PY1001 OR PY1101) OR (PY1002 OR PY 1102)
Study Period 52
|Census Date 17-Jul-2014
||Professor Russell Hawkins
||Dr Jagdeep Kaur, Dr Joanna Barlas.
- 26 hours lectures
- 12 hours tutorials
- 12 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
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