Unit: Introduction to Forensic Psychology (8831)
|Level: 2||Credit Points: 3||Contribution Band: 1|
Availability in 2012: (Also available in: 2013, 2014, 2015)
- S1 (BRUCE, STD-F2FO) - Convener: Aprf Stephen Moston (Ph: +61 2 6201 2950)
Class Contact3 hours: 2 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial.
Prerequisite4309 Psychology 101 OR 4310 Psychology 102 OR by permission of the unit convener.
Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of criminal offending and an understanding of the role of a forensic psychologist in relation to the investigation of crime and the assessment and treatment of offenders;
2. to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and develop evidence clearly and logically;
3. to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends.
SyllabusIntroduction to forensic psychology:
Insanity, competence, and malingering
Expert testimony in the courtroom
Police Interrogation techniques
Prejudice, discrimination and hate crimes
Crime in sport
Miscarriages of justice.
Referenced Unit Sets
Unit Level Key:
- 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
- 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
- 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
- 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
- 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
- G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
- PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
- R - Offered in research course curriculums
- H - Offered in honours course curriculums