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PSYCHOL 4310 - Human Behaviour & Criminal Justice: Applying Psychology

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3910
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to two hours per week
Restriction: Available to Honours B.Psychological Science (Honours) students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Incompatible: PSYCHOL 4309, PSYCHOL 4209
Assessment: Written minor assessments and written major assessment

Learn how psychological science can be applied to improve criminal justice systems. This course will take real cases from around the world and apply principles and findings from psychology to illustrate how to improve the fairness and efficiency of legal systems. We will explore the factors behind wrongful convictions of the innocent. The course will cover topics including the application of memory research to aiding the decisions of eyewitnesses’, interviewing witnesses, juror decision making and forensic science evidence, and forensic reasoning and bias. Students will develop their skills in applying research findings to real world problems, critical analysis of arguments and data, and communication of psychology to community members and other professions.

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Commonwealth supported
Full fee paying

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3910 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18468 LE01 75 33 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 2pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 3022, Polygon Lecture Theatre