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date: 01 October 2020

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This chapter discusses how to develop a course in psychology and law. There are recommended topical areas and alternative topics. A description of material to be covered, resources to use, and activities accompany each of these topics. The topics include the legal system, eyewitness identification, interrogation and confessions, juries, competence, insanity, the death penalty, juvenile sentencing, child protection, and the competence of children. A discussion of the assessment of student learning includes course objectives, suggestions for written and oral presentation assignments, and examinations. Other sections identify more general resources that are found on the Internet as well as suggestions for putting this face-to-face course online. The chapter ends with future directions for research material in psychology and law.

Keywords: psychology, law, student learning objectives, written assignments, resources, legal system, interrogation, confessions, juries, competence

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