PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
Section: 003 Law and Psychology
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Honors, FYSem
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a concentration plan in Psychology.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar will study the relationship between law and psychology within a general framework. We will examine a number of real cases that have been covered by the popular press (e.g., the trial of Lorena Bobbitt) as well as some fictional accounts (e.g., Grisham's A Time to Kill) with regard to how the law defines the limits of personal responsibility. We will also discuss the psychological import of legal issues such as the insanity defense, and battered wife syndrome. Each student will write a weekly commentary as well as a "closing argument" that will be presented to the class for one of the cases under consideration.

PSYCH 120 - First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science
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