Psychology, Crime and Law

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Psychology, Crime and Law

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Criminology, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PSYC 232, 30 further 200-level PSYC points, STAT 193 (or MATH 177 or QUAN 102)

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Theoretical and research approaches to crime, criminal behaviour and the legal and criminal justice system. Topics may include: psychological theories of crime; violent, sexual and property offending; juvenile delinquency; psychopathy; mentally disordered offenders; the insanity defence and competency to stand trial; alcohol, drugs and crime; eyewitness identification; detection of deception in suspects; criminal investigative analysis; and offender rehabilitation.

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