2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) 
    
    Jul 17, 2019  
2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (March 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FPSY 8910 - Legal Issues and Social Change in Forensic Psychology


(5 cr.) Students in this course critically examine the effects of recent legislation, case law, and national policies on social change and on consultation and research in forensic psychology. Students will have opportunities to explore and discuss contemporary and controversial issues such as the ethics of civil commitment, the death penalty, police use of force, investigative practices to curtail terrorism, hate crimes, and transfer of juveniles to adult criminal court. They can investigate how related legal issues affect forensic psychology and society in general. They will analyze ethical issues that often arise for forensic psychology professionals who are working in these areas.



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