PSYC E-1870 Law and Psychology
Spring term 2018 CRN 25114
This course compares legal and psychological approaches to human behavior and considers their interaction. Topics include criminal, ethnic, and racial profiling; confessions; the insanity defense; civil and criminal commitment; expert witnesses; eyewitness identification and testimony; juries; neuroscience; punishment and rehabilitation; sexual behavior; and victimless crimes. It analyzes the roles of lawyers and of psychologists, in theory and in practice, and focuses on case studies and on research.