Marymount University

Graduate Catalog 2013-14

PS 581 Psychology and the Law

This course provides an introductory understanding of the interrelationships between psychology and the law in criminal, civil, juvenile, and family law settings. Particular attention is given to issues of insanity and incompetence in criminal proceedings, civil commitment, rights of mental patients, ethical issues for forensic psychologists, and legal regulation of mental health practice. (3)

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