Legal Psychology
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Juriidiline psühholoogia
Course title in English
Legal Psychology
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Kristjan Kask (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about fields of psychology and law.
Brief description of the course
The course reviews basic knowledge about theoretical and practical aspects in investigative psychology. In the course the following principles are introduced: interviewing techniques of victims and witnesses, interrogation of suspects and false confessions, identification issues, deception detection and offender profiling.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows main theoretical aspects and research in psychology and law;
- is able to analyse and critically evaluate the texts in legal psychology.
Kristjan Kask, PhD