Social Science in Law (20627). 3 units. This class is an introduction to the use of social science in law. Three general topics will be considered. First, the use of social science evidence in adjudication. This will include eyewitness identification; lie detection; and other types of evidence. The second topic is decision making. How do judges and juries make their decisions? Finally, the course will examine the use of social science evidence to make substantive law ("Legislative facts"). This includes the use of evidence on integration and obscenity. Across all these areas the use that legal authorities make of social science "facts" is reviewed and evaluated. Enrollment will be capped at twenty-five. Self-scheduled examination (web) or paper option. Also PSYC 646a. T. Tyler.
SLB - 124 (Mon) SLB - 124 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10430
Exam: 1/06/2015 - 1/15/2015 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 8 hour(s)
Notes:Self-scheduled Exam: You may take this exam at any time during the examination period, either through YLS ExamWeb or by signing out the questions from the Registrar's Office.