Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the Law cluster description
The Psychology, Criminal Justice, and the Law interest cluster addresses the legal aspects of psychology, such as evidence and forensics. Portions of this cluster address the nature of evidence, with a focus on perceptual expertise, memory, and eyewitness testimony. Other courses address the role of addictions and mental illness with respect to justice and society. Classes outside of Psychology will address group dynamics and the cultural context of crime. This allows a broad examination of the psychological aspects of criminal behavior, corrections, and focus on improvements to the justice system through the application of psychological principles.