Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||School of Applied Media and Social Sciences, Gippsland|
|Offered||Berwick First semester 2013 (Day)|
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr George Vandoorn|
Previously coded PSS3718
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.
On completion of this unit students should be able to:
Major assignment (2500 words): 50%Examination (2 hours): 50%
2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour laboratory) per week
48 points of study in any discipline