[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2014-2015 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2023  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2014-2015 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSY 505 - Forensic Interviews and Interrogations

3 credit hours
This course examines the current practices, techniques and applications of interviewing and interrogation in a vast array of forensic settings including criminal investigations, psychological evaluations, behavioral analysis traumatology and victims (women, children and the elderly), military human exploitation programs, such as terrorists and High Value Target (HVT) interrogations. Students will learn current and relevant systemic influences for the solicitation of information which are the most accepted by the scientific and legal community. Ethical and reliability issues regarding torture and adverse conditioning factors will be explored. Specific areas to be covered include interpretation of verbal and physical behavior, causes of denial, deception and defensiveness as related to psychopathology memory enhancement, psychological theoretical models of confession, false confessions, critical analysis of interrogator intuitive judgments and ethical considerations involved with interviewing and interrogation.