Practical Training: Legal Psychology in Action
Full course description
Legal Psychology in Action offers students the opportunity to become familiar with the practical aspects of legal psychology. Students will acquire hands-on experience with the administration of instruments frequently used by legal psychologists, such as tools to measure malingering, suggestibility and compliance. Students will also learn the basics of criminal court proceedings and are informed about the role of an expert witness. Furthermore, lectures will be given by professionals working in the legal field. Students will spend a substantial amount of time in administrating tests, reading relevant literature and writing case reports. At the end of the practical training, students are expected to act as an expert witness in a mock court case and must submit a written expert witness report.
At the end of this course students:
- can administer, interpret, and explain psychodiagnostic assessments applicable to the legal psychology field;
- can generate, interpret and summarize assessment findings in a research/case report;
- can generate, check and criticize expert witness reports; Understand court proceedings;
- have an idea about legal psychology working areas.