This course explores the various facets of the field of forensic psychology, including models, practices and procedures. Psychological constructs in forensic psychology will be reviewed, including developmental, behavioral, cognitive, social, and biological models of understanding human behavior. The course will cover landmark legal cases relevant to the practice of forensic psychology, potential careers in psychology including expert testimony, legal consultation, and forensic assessment in the criminal justice system. The course also reviews ethical principles and dilemmas in the practice of forensic psychology, correctional psychology and working in the juvenile justice system. Relevant case law will be covered to provide a historical perspective of the increasing important role of forensic psychology in our country.