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PSYC 4550 Forensic Psychology

The relationship between criminal behavior and mental illness has become increasingly important in American society. This course examines how psychologists interact with the criminal justice system. Topics include competency and not guilty by reason of insanity statutes, evaluation of offenders, treatment options, typologies of crime and offenders, motivating factors, sexual predator/psychopath laws, profiling, and stalking. Special emphasis will be placed on multicultural issues, female offenders, and mentally ill offenders with additional special needs. 


3 credits

Lecture Hours

3 hours


At least a C or better in PSYC 3265