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Graduate Program Regulations - Forensic Psychology

Psychology 5011 Forensic Psychology
An in-depth orientation to the field of forensic psychology. including ethics and clinical practice specific to forensic work, police investigations, false confessions, eye witness testimony, assessing criminal culpability, child custody/ parenting capacity assessments, use of forensic assessment instruments, risk assessments, writing forensic reports, and providing expert testimony in court. The role of psychological services within the correctional system, the ways in which individual and situational factors relate to criminal behaviour, and the role of psychological interventions in reducing recidivism will also be covered. Evidence-based clinical techniques will form the foundation of evaluations, report writing, and expert testimony. Emphasis will be given to the contribution that psychology can make to the legal decision-making process and the correctional system.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0;or3-0