PSYC216-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)

Psychology and Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course is a broad overview of the intersection between psychology and the law, with a focus on how psychological scientific principles can be applied to real-world issues in the criminal justice system. This course draws on contemporary research in cognition, perception and behaviour to explore topics within the legal system, such as offending, risk assessment, eyewitness memory, detection of deception, false confessions, forensic science decision-making, jury deliberation, and mental health and crime.


Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Lecture Quizzes 10% Lecture Quizzes
Psychological Critique and Research Proposal 25% Psychological Critique and Research Proposal
Research Report 25% Research Report
Examination 40% Examination

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $978.00

International fee $4,988.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All PSYC216 Occurrences

  • PSYC216-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024
  • PSYC216-24S2 (D) Semester Two 2024 (Distance)