2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    
    Jan 28, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)
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COUN 6910 - 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 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 and how related legal issues affect forensic psychology and society in general. They also analyze ethical issues that often arise for forensic psychology professionals who are working in these areas.
Prerequisites
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • COUN 6785
  • COUN 6730

MS Dual Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

  • COUN 6730
  • CPLB 601L

♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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