PSYC-368 Children, Families, and the Law
Fall for 2016-2017
Psychology research and practice can inform several areas of law affecting children and families, including child maltreatment, adolescent reproductive rights, juvenile delinquency, and child custody, among others. We will examine the psychological assumptions about the interests of children, parents, and the state that are present in the law. We will also investigate how psychological theory and research is designed and applied to legal dilemmas facing children and families. Readings will come from both law and psychology.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: PSYC-001 and PSYC-002 or permission of instructor
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