JM 790.701 - Sp Top: Law and Psychology, 3 Credits (Spring 2009)
(JM 790.701)

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The objective of this course is to introduce the reciprocal relationship between psychology and law: How psychology affects the law, the legal system, and legal actors (e.g., jurors, police officers), and how the legal system affects psychology in return (e.g., how laws affect behavior). The course examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. It seeks to clarify the basic dilemmas that persist in the legal system and looks at the ethical, moral, legal, and "gray areas" of the law. Students will learn how psychology plays a part in influencing legal decisions, policies, and practices.

This course requires an enrolment key

 
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University of Nevada, Reno | Mail Stop 311 | Reno, NV 89557
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