This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2020.
Not offered in 2020
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 18 units in CRIM1101, CRIM1102, CRIM2201, CRIM2202, CRIM2203, ENGL2130, HIST2043, LLAW3271, LEGL2116, SOCI2015, WMST2015, CRIM1003, CRIM1004, CRIM2003 1a 18 units of first level LLAW topics Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
CRIM3003 has been successfully completed
This topic explores the intersection of psychology and the law, specifically as psychology is applied within justice agencies, and the criminal justice system. Topics include: the role of psychologists in the correctional and justice systems, victimology, sexual and other violent offending, eyewitness testimony/identification and juror decision-making, child witnesses, psychology of law enforcement (including investigative psychology), therapeutic jurisprudence, and forensic mental health.
The topic introduces students to:
basic social science and legal secondary research skills and how to construct a supported argument
the knowledge base that underpins the psychology of, and psychological engagement with, the criminal justice system
the practical application of psychological theories in the criminal justice system (e.g., policing, courts, correctional services)
a range of views on psychology, crime and laws, and how to discuss and develop a persuasive argument
Expected learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this topic, students will be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge in:
identifying and explaining interconnections between psychology and law
applying these explanations to the criminal justice area
reading and applying empirical evidence and legal materials to an analysis of psychology, crime and the law
expressing original ideas in a persuasive, evidence-based manner
discussing and articulating arguments reflecting the varied views arising from psychology and the law
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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