Forensic Psychology_Psych Studies PSYCH3024

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course addresses the contribution of Psychology to the legal system.


10 hours of lectures over a 5 week block

Requirements of Entry

A Grade D or better in Psychology 1A and 1B, and 2A and 2B.

Excluded Courses



Examination 100% (Students choose two from a total of three questions).

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The course aims to allow students to investigate and evaluate areas where Psychology has been influential in understanding criminal behaviour (e.g. Personality, Mental Health).

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Evaluate the psychometric instruments used in the study of personality in relation to criminality

Evaluate the link between mental health and criminality

Evaluate the link between personality and criminality

Evaluate the application of research in Forensic Psychology

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.