Law and Psychology

SIA 6110 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Offers students an opportunity to trace the effects of psychological factors through the course of a trial, including such issues as accuracy of eyewitness identification, plea bargaining, jury selection, persuasion tactics in the courtroom, presumption of innocence, jury size, jury decision rules, and sentencing and punishment. Evaluates the role that psychology currently plays in the development of laws and their application. Offers students an opportunity to explore future roles for psychologists in the establishment and function of laws in an ever-changing legal and digital environment.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Winter Graduate
    Jan 8, 2018 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Feb 19, 2018 (6-week classes)

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