PSY-405.1   Seminar: Forensic Pscyhology 3 credits

Prerequisites: PSY-313

This course is a senior level seminar on the issues related to psychology and forensics. Topics to be covered will include: DSM IV TR characteristics, issues of instutionalization, ethics of conviction and incarcerating the mentally ill, psychological effects of isolation, psychological issues of criminality, definitions of mental illness defenses, issues of testifying, psychologist client priveledge, and others. Students will be expected to read and understand advanced material. The course will be guided discussion and lecture.