Introduction to Forensic Psychology


Forensic psychology is the application of scientific psychological knowledge to matters that come before the judge or jury. This course will focus on criminal cases such as homicide and sex offender commitment and on personal injury cases. Topics will include consultation with attorneys, psychological tests used and recommended by forensic psychologists, and sex offender risk assessment. Other topics will include keys to being a dangerous expert on the witness stand. Numerous actual case studies will be presented. This course is fully online. Students enrolled in day classes at Washington University should review the policies of their home division on credit earned for online courses. Students should log on to the course website on the first day of class and check their Washington University email at regular intervals for communication from their instructor.
Course Attributes: OLI