PSY-240 - Intro to Forensic Psychology

3 credits

This course will provide students with basic information about the various forensic activities utilized within the legal system and their relationship to psychology. Some of the forensic psychology tools may include: competency evaluations, assessment of violent behavior and dangerousness, court testimony, police psychology, and consulting with criminal, juvenile and civil courts. The psychology of criminal behaviors will be presented. Students will obtain introductory information about the numerous roles of professionals in this field and will develop basic knowledge and skills which will prepare them to continue with specialized training in this area.

Prerequisite(s): DRG 091 (minimum grade of C-) or placement at higher level on the reading placement test.  

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.

Previously known as: PSYC-410