Psychology 4H Single: Forensic Psychology
University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Forensic Science, Psychology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
This module looks at ways that psychology can contribute to the legal system, informing the evidence process, witnessing and the courts
Main Assessment In: April/May
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
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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