PSYC 4500 Children, Families, and the Law

Increasingly, psychological theory and research are being brought into the courtroom and other legal settings where important decisions related to the well-being of children, adolescents, and families are made. This course examines the various intersections of psychological science with the legal system. Topics covered include child eyewitness testimony, parental custody determination, the rights of children in the workplace, educational policy, family privacy issues, and whether adolescents qualify to be tried as adults, among others. 


3 credits

Lecture Hours

3 hours


At least a C in PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101H, SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H, PSYC 2103, and MATH 1401