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1.5.2020 at 00:00 - 31.5.2020 at 23:59


Wed 17.6.2020
09:00 - 13:00


Optional for Bachelor students in Psychology and students of Law.

Course belongs to the Optional Studies of Psycyology.

For Psychology students: Introduction to Personality Psychology, Introduction to Developmental Psychology, and Psychology of Wellbeing and Health, or equivalent knowledge

Opintojakson suoritettuaan opiskelija

  • tuntee oikeus- ja kriminaalipsykologian tutkimuksen ja teorioiden peruskysymykset
  • osaa soveltaa psykologisia menetelmiä ja teorioita rikostutkintaan sekä tuomioistuimien ja vankeinhoitoviranomaisten tarpeisiin
  • tuntee vaatimukset, joita liittyy asiantuntijatodistajana toimimiseen oikeudenkäynnissä.

Second or third year of the Bachelor of Psychology Programme

  • The main research findings in eyewitness psychology (eg. memory, attendance, lying, suggestibility) and applying them in practice
  • Psychopathy
  • Psychology science in the court
  • Applying 'hypothesis thinking' in the context of forensic psychology research
  • Profiling, recidivism, child custody disagreements, the character of the work of a prison psychologist, victimology
  • Psychotherapeutic work with crime victims

Literature exam:

  • Davies, G. & Beech, A. (2012) Forensic psychology: crime, justice, law, interventions
  • A collection of articles announced here

The book exam materials for exchange students are as follows (one book and six articles): Davies, G., Hollin, C., & Bull, R. (2008) Forensic psychology / Davies, G. & Beech, A. Forensic psychology : crime, justice, law, interventions (2012) Chin, J. (2014). Psychological Science’s Replicability Crisis and What It Means for Science in the Courtroom. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 20, 225-238. Kassin, S., Dror, I. & Kukucka, J. (2013). The forensic confirmation bias: Problems, perspectives, and proposed solutions. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 2, 42–52 Porter, S., ten Brinke, L. (2009). Dangerous decisions: A theoretical framework for understanding how judges assess credibility in the courtroom, Legal and Criminological Psychology, 14, 119-134. Saywitz, K.J., Camparo, L.B., Romanoff, A.S. (2010) Interviewing children in custody cases: Implications of research and policy for practice. Behavioral sciences & the law, 28, 542-62. Seara-Cardoso, A., & Viding, E. (2015). Functional Neuroscience of Psychopathic Personality in Adults. Journal of Personality, 83, 723-737. Vrij, A., & Granhag, P (2012). Eliciting cues about deception and truth: What matters are the questions asked, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 1, 110-117.

a) Kontaktiopetus tai verkkokurssi, joka sisältää harjoitustehtäviä ja kirjallisen kuulustelun.

b) Erillinen kirjallisuuskuulustelu

Written exam is graded 0-5.

In English: Literature exam