Forensic Psychology is the interface between the disciplines of Psychology and the Law. This subject introduces students to the field of Forensic Psychology, with a focus on the criminal applications and settings in which forensic psychologists work. The subject is designed to develop critical thinking skills with respect to empirical research and theory in forensic psychology.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in forensic psychology,
2. Demonstrate practical skills in laboratory based and other psychological research,
3. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, sceptical enquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behaviour and mental processes,
4. Use information in an ethical manner,
5. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats and in a variety of contexts,
6. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and forensic issues.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
All Psychology programs are accredited in the sequence presented and designed to provide students with learning and graduate outcomes in line with APAC accreditation standards. In order to meet these outcomes, students in the Undergraduate program should complete PSYC11, then PSYC12, and finally PSYC13 subjects in the order sequenced.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
|Withdraw – Financial?||05/10/2018|
|Withdraw – Academic?||27/10/2018|