Courses & Units

Psychology & Law KHA312

Note:

This unit has been re-coded.  Please refer to the entry for PSY312 instead.

Introduction

This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories; police interviewing techniques; deception detection; and juror decisions. Throughout the unit, the focus will be on how psychological science can (a) help us understand various aspects of the legal system, and (b) help to improve important processes in policing and courtroom trials.

Summary

Unit name Psychology & Law
Unit code KHA312
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator

Dr Jim Sauer

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,445.00 090701

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr lab class weekly

Assessment

2-hr Exam (50%), 1500 word essay (30%), Research Presentation (10%) project participation (10%)

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Textbooks

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