Forensic Psychology 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Module Content: (1) introductory lecture; (2) early theories of criminal behaviour, (3) psychological assessments and offender profiling, (4) deception in clinical forensic psychology, (5) victimology and offending behaviour, (6) treatment and rehabilitation of offenders, (7) sexual and violent offending behaviour, (8) mental health and offending behaviour, (9) substance misuse and offending behaviour, and (10) Intellectual developmental difficulties and offending behaviour.
- To be able to critically evaluate and synthesize the evidence base for different interventions which are designed to treat and rehabilitate criminal offenders.
- To be able to understand how scientific and research methodologies are employed in Forensic Psychology.
- To be able to understand, evaluate and critically review the main psychological theories related to the occurrence of criminal behaviour.
- To understand, know and be able to evaluate the main concepts of Forensic Psychology.