Syllabus of Forensic Psychology (FACT and FACT Plus Syllabus)


1. Psychology/ Forensic Psychology

a. General/Cognitive Psychology

b. Abnormal/ Clinical Psychology

c. Industrial/ Organizational Psychology

d. Social Psychology

e. Biopsychology

2. Criminology

a. Crime & Deviance

b. Criminology

c. Crime Prevention

d. Schools of Criminology

e. Criminal Justice System

f. Criminal Law & Procedure

g. Criminological Research & Statistical Applications

h. Juvenile Delinquency

i. Victimology

3. Aptitude in forensic Science

a. Fundamentals of basic Sciences as applied to Forensic Investigation

b. Quality Control and Quality Assurance in the analysis of evidence materials and Proficiency test

c. Techniques and Instruments for Evidence analysis: Precision, accuracy, error rate and standardization

d. Expert testimony in the Court of Law, Admissibility of Evidence

e. Laws relevant to Forensic Science

f. Ethics in Forensic Science

4. Reasoning

a. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

b. Analogies

c. Similarities

d. Relationship Concepts

e. Arithmetical

f. Visual Memory

g. Discrimination

h. Reasoning

i. Differences

j. Space Visualization

k. Problem Solving

l. Analysis

m. Judgement

n. Verbal and Figure Classification

o. Number Series Observation

p. Decision Making

Suggested Readings

1. Morris, C. G. (1990). Psychology: An Introduction. New Delhi: Prentice Hall.

2. Ciccarelli, S.K. & Meyer, G.E. (2008). Psychology (South Asian Ed.). New Delhi: Pearson Longman.

3. Gerrig, R.J. & Zimbardo, P.G. (2010). Psychology and Life (19th Ed.). Delhi: Allyn & Bacon.

4. Passer, M.W. & Smith, R.E. (2007). Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour (3rd Ed.). New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill

5. Baron. R.A., Byrne, D.& Bhardwaj. G (2010). Social Psychology (12th Ed).New Delhi: Pearson

6. Deaux.K & Wrightsman, L. (2001). Social Psychology. California: Cole Publishing

7. Misra, G. (1990). Applied Social Psychology. New Delhi: Sage.

8. Misra, G. (2009). Psychology in India, Volume 4: Theoretical and Methodological Developments (ICSSR survey of advances in research). New Delhi: Pearson.

9. Taylor,S.E., Peplau,L.A. & Sears,D.O. (2006). Social Psychology (12th Ed). New Delhi: Pearson.

10. Aamodt, M. G. (2001) Industrial Organizational Psychology. India: Cengage Learning

11. Greenberg, J. & Baron, R.A. (2007). Behaviour in Organizations (9th Ed.). India: Dorling Kindersley.

12. Luthans, F. (2009). Organizational behavior. New Delhi: McGraw Hill.

13. Muchinsky, P. (2006). Psychology applied to work: An introduction to industrial and organizational psychology. NC: Hypergraphic Press.

14. Pareek, U. (2010). Understanding organizational behaviour. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

15. Prakash, A. (2011). Organizational behaviour in India: An indigenous perspective. In G. Misra (Ed.), Handbook of Psychology. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

16. Singh, K. (2010). Organizational Behaviour: Texts & Cases. India: Dorling Kindersley.

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