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Forensic Psychology (6 points)


Leader: Dr Catherine Haigh

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Forensic psychology deals with the application of psychological principles to problems of law enforcement and the courts. This unit includes areas such as eyewitness and expert testimony, jury selection and decision-making, screening and training of police, handling of situations such as hostage taking and suicide threats, and the construction of personal profiles of criminals.

Assessment: Essay (1500 words): 30% + Class presentation (for on-campus) or poster (for off-campus) (equivalent of 500 words): 15% + Laboratory assignment (500 words): 15% + Examination (2 hours): 40%.

Contact Hours: 1 one-hour lecture and I one-hour laboratory class per week

Prerequisites: 48 points of study in any discipline including SCY2817 or COG1112 or equivalent

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