Learning Objectives

  • Explore the many ways psychology contributes to investigations of crime.
  • Define and distinguish among five types of profiling.
  • Examine the history, methods, limitations, and problems of profiling.
  • Review methods of police interviewing and interrogation.
  • Discuss types and incidents of false confessions.
  • Review the psychology of detecting deception through the polygraph and other methods.
  • Assess the usefulness of forensic hypnosis.
  • Review research on eyewitness identification.
  • Examine the psychology of pretrial identification methods, such as lineups and show-ups.