The Center for Psychology and Law offers a range of graduate level courses on topics relevant to psychology and law, available through the Departments of Psychology and Social Behavior and Criminology, Law, and Society.
P266 Psychology & the Law
Overview of how psychology is applied to the civil and criminal justice systems, how case law shapes this application, and how legal decisions affect the direction of psychological research. Interdisciplinary approach to research in psychology, law, and/or criminology.
Same as CRM/LAW C266.
P263 Eyewitness Testimony
Examines the evidence that shows that faulty eyewitness memory is the major cause of wrongful convictions. Explores what the legal system thinks of eyewitness testimony and how the legal system has dealt with eyewitness issues.
Same as CRM/LAW C263.
P265 Memory & the Law
Examines the controversial topic of repressed memory, or perception and memory of real-world events.
Same as CRM/LAW C265.
C212 Police, Courts, & Corrections
Focuses on basic policy issues in the administration of the criminal justice system. The key elements of the criminal justice system are police, courts, and corrections. Prepares students for continued study of these organizations.
C213 Crime and Social Deviance
Examines the major social scientific perspectives on criminal and deviant behavior. Specific deviant and criminal activities are described and explained using established theoretical frameworks.
C232 Juvenile Delinquency
Examines the major theoretical perspectives regarding the onset, persistence, and desistance of juvenile delinquency and examines empirical evidence for each perspective.
C236 Gender and Power in Law and Society
Focuses on questions of gender and sexuality in law and society studies. Drawing on a variety of theoretical frameworks, especially feminist legal theory, examines social processes and structures related to legal regulation, inequality, and social change.
C237 Legal Reasoning
Introduction to law and legal process; use of legal source materials; history and assumptions underlying modern legal reasoning. Key jurisprudential perspectives, development and application of constitutional doctrines (focus on equal protection and right of privacy), and procedure and evidence issues.
C239a Law and Society
Provides an introduction to the law and society field from its origins in social scientific, legal, and philosophical scholarship during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early-twentieth centuries. Formerly Criminology, Law, and Society C239.
C245 Social Science and Legal Process
Examines the use (and misuse) of social science in the legal process, focusing on role of social science evidence in trial and appellate decision making. Test-case litigation in which social science has been used to challenge laws or support reform.