Psychology 4H Single: Forensic Psychology

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology 4H Single: Forensic Psychology

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Forensic Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Short Description

    This module looks at ways that psychology can contribute to the legal system, informing the evidence process, witnessing and the courts


    Examination 70%
    Coursework 30%
    Main Assessment In: April/May

    Course Aims

    This module looks at ways that psychology can contribute to the legal system, informing the evidence process, witnessing and the courts.

    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

    By the end of this course students will be able to :
    - Explain psychological profiling from the contrasting UK and USA perspectives
    - Explain geographic profiling as a strategic information management system employed to support serial violent crime investigation, examining both quantitative (objective) scientific geographic techniques and qualitative(subjective) components e.g. a reconstruction and interpretation of the offender's mental map
    - Describe the contribution of psychology to the detection of deception in the legal process including a wide variety of approaches adopted historically and currently

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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