PSY 3400: Forensic Psychology


Introduces criminal behavior from a psychological perspective. Students explore the role of the forensic psychologist, review various psychological theories of criminal behavior, analyze different crimes from a psychological perspective, and examine current research in the field. Students also learn about how psychologists intersect with law enforcement and the U.S. criminal justice system as well as how psychological treatment efforts can aid in the rehabilitation of the offender.


  1. Define the characteristics of forensic psychology.
  2. Analyze the different psychological approaches to understanding both violent and nonviolent crimes.
  3. Discuss different types of offenders.
  4. Investigate how forensic psychologists work with the criminal justice system.
  5. Examine different psychological treatment approaches aimed at rehabilitating offenders.
  6. Utilize research in forensic psychology.
  7. Apply forensic psychology theories to real-world cases and scenarios.




Introduction to forensic psychology: Research and application (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: SAGE (2019)
Author: Bartol, C. R., & Bartol, A. M.
ISBN: 9781506387246
Price: $130.00

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