Critically examines the relationships between the social sciences and the legal system with particular attention to the participation of mental health professionals in the resolution of legal issues. Analyzes select socio-legal controversies that lie at the forefront of this emerging interdisciplinary relationship. Specific topics addressed include: the prediction of dangerousness; competency to stand trial, be executed, represent oneself, and refuse treatment; the insanity defense; jury selection; jury decision-making; eyewitness testimony and accuracy concerns; and the testimony of children in court.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00


Spring 2024 Semester
Course Title Instructor Campus Section Syllabus
Socl Sci. within the Legal Sys Patricia Riley Distance E01 external Syllabus via Concourse External Resource