- Introduction to Forensic Psychology; Crime in Context
- Theories of Crime
- Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice
- Sexual Offenders
- Violent Offenders
- Eyewitness Testimony
- False Allegations and Confessions
- Mental Health Law and Offending
- Juries and Decision Making
- Assessment of risk, dangerousness and recidivism
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the course. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.
No special requirements
This subject provides an introduction to the various domains of expertise of forensic psychologists. It examines the way in which psychologists produce and use psychological theory and research within the criminal justice setting. In particular, the subject focuses on the use of psychological assessments in court, issues of criminal responsibility and predicting dangerousness, jury processes and decision-making, eyewitness testimony, the use of psychological knowledge in prisons and the psychology of criminal behaviour.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.
- Essay 1 (40%)
- Quizzes (20%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)
Textbook information is pending.