Aug 12, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020
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GPSY 736 - Psychology & the Law


2 credit(s)
Provides students with a broad understanding of the interface between psychology and the law. Topics include an overview of the legal system in the United States (civil and criminal), the history of forensic psychology, therapeutic versus forensic stances, ethical guidelines for psychologists who work with the judicial system and/or mandated clients, gaining specialized training in forensic psychology, the role of expert and fact witnesses and relevant landmark legal cases, preparing for and giving testimony, responding to subpoenas, and the process of civil commitment.
Prerequisite(s): GPSY 870 



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