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Peace, Conflict & Law

Enrolment code: KHA212/312

Offered: Hobart: semester 1

Special note: This is an elective unit, which may be studied at the 200 level or 300 level by students who have completed or are enrolled in the 200 level core units.

Unit description:

Introduces topics in peace psychology, conflict resolution and the psychology of law. The psychology of peace and conflict is examined from an inter-group and global perspective and from an interpersonal and individual perspective, and includes topics such as models of conflict and conflict resolution, individual and environmental determinants of violence, and peace psychology. Psychology and law lecture topics include forensic psychology, suspects, jurors, witnesses and the trial process, and the development of delinquent and anti-social behaviour.

In the laboratory component students are introduced to research in juror and eye-witness behaviour and conduct an investigation in a related area. Students also participate in workshops on conflict resolution skills.

Staff Mr PJ Ball (Coordinator), Dr JA Davidson For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, 2-hr lab class weekly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites (KHA101 and KHA102 ) or KHA100 or (HGP101 and HGP102)  
Corequisites KHA201  
Mutual exclusions KHA212/312  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in June (50%), assignments totalling 2,500 words (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Kapardis A, Psychology and Law: A Critical Introduction, ISBN 0521557380 Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Rubin, JZ, Pruitt DG & Kim SH, Social Conflict. Escalation, Stalemate and Settlement, ISBN 0070542112
Christie DJ, Wagner RV & Winter DD, Peace, Conflict and Violence, Peace Psychology for the 21st Century, ISBN 0130968218
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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