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Introduction to forensic psychology ( points)



Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The subject will commence with an examination of the Australian legal system, the players in it and trial procedures in the various courts and tribunals. Using both seminars and practical sessions, rules of expert evidence and procedure will be examined, along with the role of the forensic psychologist in giving advice, performing assessments, writing reports for the court, giving evidence and mediation. Finally, case examples will be used to examine the application of psychological research to forensic issues and the particular ethical issues that arise for forensic psychologists.

Assessment: 1 hour multichoice/short answer written examination (50%); seminar presentation with written summary (50%); log book documenting practical work (hurdle requirement).

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