This subject focuses on the role of psychologists in relation to the practice of the law; decision making and behaviour of police, courtroom participants, and correctional personnel. It also covers police interrogation, police discretion, eye witness testimony, jury decision making, sentencing, and the negative psychological effects of imprisonment.
Students should note that this subject does not contribute to an Australian Psychological Society accredited major in psychology.
School of Psychology
* Police discretion * Eye witness testimony * Jury deliberation * Sentencing * Understanding competency, insanity and risk assessment * The psychological effects of imprisonment
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY313 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.