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PSYCH 506 - Assessment in Criminal Law


Prerequisites: PSYCH 501 ; PSYCH 502 ; PSYCH 503 ; PSYCH 505 
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to various areas that require psychological assessment in the Criminal Court system. Students will become familiar with: the general tenants of the Criminal law and why psychological issues become pertinent in this area; the wide variety of issues that are related to criminal proceedings, criminal defendants where input from the mental-health specialist is most frequently requested; pertinent Case Law that directs the input of the psychologist; the various psychological instruments and procedures that are typically used by Mental Health practitioners in the Criminal Justice system; the pertinent research that justifies and supports the use of very psychological instruments for the purpose of giving expert testimony and providing evaluations with in the crumble justice system. Students will learn: how to become informed of current Case law and how to evaluate and apply Court findings; about various organizations designed to keep mental health professionals abreast of issues in the criminal justice system: and how the role of the mental-health professional has developed historically within the context of the Criminal law.

3 credits
Fall



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