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Introduction to Forensic Psychology (8831.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology

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    • Semester 2, 2019, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (192674) - View
    • Winter Term, 2018, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (180602) - View
    • Winter Term, 2017, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (164539) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (152349) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, FLEXIBLE, BRUCE (146697) - View

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    Syllabus

    Introduction to forensic psychology: Eyewitness memory; Suggestibility; Offender profiling; Insanity, competence, and malingering; Expert testimony in the courtroom; Police Interrogation techniques; Prejudice, discrimination and hate crimes; Sexual harassment; Crime in sport; Terrorism; Miscarriages of justice.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful 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. Think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and develop evidence clearly and logically; and

    3. Deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends.

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    Contact Hours

    12 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials over the Winter Term.

    Prerequisites

    11399 Understanding People and Behaviour OR
    4309 Psychology 101 OR
    4310 Psychology 102 OR
    by permission of the unit convenor.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.



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