The course offers an introduction to the field of Forensic Psychology, a fast developing branch of psychology with a wide range of opportunities for practical application. The course shows how forensic psychologists are required in legal proceedings regarding civil, juvenile and criminal courts. Topics of the course include: juveniles and delinquency, civil litigations, crime and its punishment. Students are introduced to investigative psychology through exercises in criminal and geographical profiling. Students get hands- on experience on consulting with courts by numerous case studies inserted in the class lectures. Special focus is dedicated to rehabilitation programs and correctional facilities in general. Students are getting inside to new challenges in the field as society and its laws change.
This course runs through SRISA's partners at ISI.