Unit

School Of Psychology

Psychology, Crime and LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102399.3

Discipline: BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Marlee King


Assumed Knowledge
Introductory knowledge of Psychology, statistics, and research methods.


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 1793 Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies, 1834 Bachelor of Psychology, 1711 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) or 1865 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours). For course 1793 Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological Studies students must have successfully completed 140 credit points and 102223 Investigating Psychology B OR 140 credit points and 101183 Psychology: Behavioural Science and 100013 Experimental Design and Analysis before enrolling in this unit. For course 1834 Bachelor of Psychology, 1711 Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) & 1865 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) students must have successfully completed 101183 Psychology: Behavioral Science and 100013 Experimental Design and Analysis before enrolling in this unit.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Online - ONLINE  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit covers a broad spectrum of issues relevant to legal and forensic psychology. How accurate is a witness’s memory? How good are we at identifying a suspect in a line-up? Why do people confess to crimes they never committed? What are good interviewing and interrogation techniques for understanding the truth? How accurate are repressed memories, and how are false memories implanted?

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Access to a reliable broadband internet connection (Available at all Western campuses if needed) and appropriate hardware and software for online study.


Courses
1711.2Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CURRENT
1793.1Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological StudiesCONTINUING
1793.2Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological StudiesCONTINUING
1793.3Bachelor of Science, Criminology and Psychological StudiesCURRENT
1834.1Bachelor of PsychologyCONTINUING
1835.2Bachelor of Psychological Studies (exit only)CURRENT
1865.1Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)CURRENT


Specialisations

SM1114.1Psychology ExtensionCONTINUING
SM1124.1Psychology ExtensionCURRENT




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