Dec 07, 2023  
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog 
2022 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 460 Forensic Psychology

3 credit hours

This course will provide an introduction to the professional, ethical and legal issues involved in forensic psychology. The challenges associated with psychology and the law will be explored. Career options for mental health professionals will be discussed. Topics will include the history of forensic psychology, assessing competence, legal insanity, dangerousness, jury selection, trial consultation, child custody and sexual abuse, the use of “syndrome” evidence, serving as an expert witness and profiling.

Prerequisite: PSY 111 Introduction To Psychology  or CRJ 101 Introduction To Criminal Justice  
Course is Offered: Winter Every Odd Year

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