PSY-407 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

This course is a senior-level course on the issues related to psychology and forensics. Topics to be covered will include: DSM characteristics of offenders, definitions of insanity and the insanity defense, conviction and incarcerating of the mentally ill, psychological issues of criminality, issues of evidence, jury selection issues, stress and law enforcement, and profiling. Students will be expected to read and understand advanced texts including primary source materials. The course will be seminar format. Prerequisitse: Junior standing


3 credits