Law and Psychology



SLN #: 18080
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 004
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Demaine

Course Description:
This seminar provides students with an overview of classic and modern research in the field of law and psychology. Students should obtain an understanding of how psychology has been and could be used to inform law and social policy in a variety of civil and criminal domains, including the legislative process, criminal investigations, and corrections.

No background in statistics or experimental methodology is required. Students may take the seminar for either two or three credits. Those who select the latter option will be responsible for completing additional assignments and more involved assignments than those pursuing the former option (e.g., submitting comments and questions on the weekly readings, identifying and discussing supplemental materials in class, and submitting a lengthier final paper).

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Depends on number of credits
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: Blackboard