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CRJ 669 - Psychology and the Legal System

(3 units)
Examines the relationship between psychology and the law focusing on the major roles in the criminal justice system and their legal, ethical and moral implications.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate sophisticated thinking and writing by approaching legal issues using psychological perspectives.
2. construct relevant arguments based on assessment and interpretations of legal cases and psychological research.
3. describe, summarize, and evaluate legal cases and research in a coherent manner.
4. assess the strengths and weaknesses of research in order to make conclusions and assessments that are useful for the justice system.
5. defend positions and discussion points based on empirical evaluations and explanations provided in research and theory.
6. formulate research ideas, including predictions and expectations based on past research and theory.
7. develop concise research or grant proposals.


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