Psychology students visit Jersey?s Magistrates Court

25th November 2013

The Year 13 Psychology A Level students visited the Magistrates Court on Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th November.

This annual event (now in its eighth year) continues to be the highlight of the Forensic Psychology module and the students thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Not only does the visit help the students to understand the text book theory in practice, but it also serves to widen their understanding of the diversity of issues that affect the local community. The observations of the morning court sessions that the students observe enable them to see firsthand the multi-disciplinary approach that is taken to help reduce re-offending in Jersey. The behind the scene tours of the building that the students received was extremely informative and interesting.

 The girls had the opportunity to meet Magistrates, Mrs Shaw and Mr Harris. The students appreciated them discussing their roles and the variety of issues that they have to consider in the individual cases. It was clear that it was a very busy morning at the Magistrates Court, however, everyone found time to make us feel very welcome and stretch the students to ask thought provoking questions.

 For further information about A Level Psychology at JCG please click here http://www.jerseycollegeforgirls.com/School-Life/Curriculum/Psychology/