Jul 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

CCJ 2640 Forensic Social Psychology


This course is a survey of social psychology from a sociological perspective. Social psychology is a broad area that examines how interpersonal interaction both impacts and is impacted by the social environment. From the sociological perspective, social psychology has three main branches: symbolic interactionism, social structure, and group processes, and focuses on the effects of social psychological processes and the role of the individual in maintaining society. This course will examine these theoretical orientations applied to forensic issues such as criminal behavior and criminal justice processes including torture, capital punishment, riots and lynching, wrongful convictions, law enforcement and prosecutorial misconduct, false confessions, and eyewitness error. Course offered every third semester. Prerequisite(s): CCJ 2610  OR PSY 1100 
Credits: 3.0