19-20 PS3181: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

This course will provide an overview of contemporary topics in forensic psychology drawing on cognitive and social psychological theory. Topics include eyewitness testimony from children and adults, victims of crime, the investigation of crime (for example, offender profiling), offending and detection of crime using interview and interrogation and the expert role play by psychologists in criminal justice. There will be a class exercise involving presentations (for which you have to prepare) early in the course on miscarriages of justice. Note this course is 100% exam based and you will be expected to read widely around each topic.

Classes will be on Tuesdays 11.00-13.00