2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

PSY 322 Forensic Psychology (SS)

This course introduces various aspects of forensic psychology. It examines problems, limitations, roles, and responsibilities of psychologists and other human services professionals working along with law enforcement forces and the justice system. Other topics covered in this course include: techniques of criminal investigation, risk assessment, trial consultations, interrogation and confessions, sexual abuse and harassment, and discrimination.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Discuss problems and limitations of forensic psychology.
  3. Understand the role and responsibilities, of the forensic psychologist, and other human service professionals, as an expert witness and trial consultant.
  4. Assess seriousness of specific behaviors and implications of psychologist recommendations.
  5. Evaluate the applicability of various investigative techniques.