Year: 1983 Source: Teaching of Psychology, v.10, no.2, (April 1983), p.119-120 SIEC No: 19850531

Outlines 4 reasons for introducing legal issues into the undergraduate psychology curriculum & provides examples of approaches used in courses at a university. In one course, for example, students study the interface between mental health issues & the criminal justice system & discuss topics that include the insanity defense, competency to stand trial, rape, infanticide, suicide, & involuntary commitment & treatment. (6 references)