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Unit of Study LAWS2052 - Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

Analyse the connection between psychology and law;

Assess the role able to be played by psychiatry and psychology in the criminal justice system;

Critically reflect on fraudulent testimonies;

Critically analyse the extent, consistency and adequacy of the legal system's appreciation of psychological knowledge in the contexts of the criminal and civil law.

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