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Forensic Psychology (9620.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Psychology


    Unit Outlines

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    • MBA Trimester 3, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (190519) - View
    • MBA Trimester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (180865) - View
    • UC Term 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, LIFE (164637) - View

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    The unit will introduce students to the following topics: 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; and Miscarriages of Justice.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of criminal offending; and

    2. Understand the role of a forensic psychologist in relation to the investigation of crime and the assessment and treatment of offenders.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 4 hours per week.


    4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
    4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology


    Enrolment in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling.

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