Applied Forensic Psychology
Rhedir gan School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Simon Viktor
The module will provide students with an understanding of the applied and theoretical issues that are central to some of the more complex aspects of the human psyche and behaviour, criminal activity and forensic psychology. You will develop your understanding of applied forensic psychology by studying a structured framework that addresses professional and applied topics such as ethics, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, and restorative justice before focusing in on specific types of criminally-related behaviours and activities: Crisis negotiation, terrorism, cyberterrorism, dark personality, interpersonal violence, genocide and hate crimes etc. The module will also integrate perspectives from diverse and sometimes opposing areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, behavioural, biological, social, personality and so forth).
This module covers a number of core topics over the semester: Ethical issues in forensic psychology; screening and assessment in forensic psychology, restorative justice, Interpersonal violence (Domestic violence/abuse etc.) and cybercrime etc.
Reasonable coverage of the topic area. Shows a reasonable level of clarity of synthesis, evaluation, argument and expression. Demonstrates a reasonable level of depth of insight into theoretical and treatment issues. Shows a reasonable level of background reading and study. A reasonably focused answer that is reasonably structured and written in the required academic/APA manner/style. Some grammatical and punctuation errors. Shows some level of original thought, interpretation and deliberation. Shows some synthesis and evaluation of the evidence base presented, rather than just being a shallow over-view. Has a reasonable evidence base (Grade level: B- to B+).
Shows a weak coverage of the topic area. Has poor clarity of synthesis, evaluation, argument and expression. Demonstrates a weak insight into theoretical issues. Shows limited background reading and study. A poorly focused answer that is unstructured and not written in the required academic/APA manner/style. Many grammatical and punctuation errors. Fails to show any original thought, interpretation and deliberation. Fails to synthesize and evaluate the evidence base presented, it is just a shallow over-view without any depth of understanding or meaning. Has a weak evidence base (Grade level: C+ to C-).
Shows a comprehensive and accurate coverage of the topic area. Shows good clarity of synthesize, evaluation, argument and expression. Demonstrates depth of insight into theoretical and treatment issues. Shows extensive background reading and study. A highly focused answer that is well structured and written in the required academic/APA manner/style. Few grammatical and punctuation errors. Shows original thought, interpretation and deliberation. Synthesizes and evaluates the evidence base presented, rather than being a shallow over-view without any depth of understanding. Has a good evidence base (Grade level: A- to A*).
Show an analytical understanding of forensic psychology and offender behaviour.
Be able to critically evaluate the professional, theoretical and applied issues of forensic psychology (from person-specific factors, to models and treatments).
Clearly show a considered, developed and integrated understanding of the scope, depth and breadth of forensic psychology
Be able to synthesize, evaluate and summarize the evidence base from peer-reviewed literature.
Develop skills that promote the understanding of how theoretical models of criminal behaviour, interventions and treatments within both the criminal justice system and society facilitate offender rehabilitation.
You have a choice of eight essay titles to select from for the assignment.
The exam will be administered online via BlackBoard - please see the additional guidance notes on the module BlackBoard page.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
The module will be delivered through weekly lectures that run over the course of the semester. The lectures will de delivered online.
Private based study to allow for the: (1) Reading of core textbook(s), (2) Literature searching and reading, (3) Planning, structuring and writing course work assessment, (4) Attending module drop-ins and (5) Revising for the final exam. This will also allow for engagement in interactive weekly drop in sessions and the discussion board in Blackboard.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
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Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
- Apply multiple perspectives to psychological issues and integrate ideas and findings across the multiple perspectives in psychology.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in written form.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in oral form.
- Be computer literate for the purpose of processing and disseminating psychological data and information.
- Retrieve and organise information effectively.
- Handle primary source material critically.
- Be sensitive and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal psychological factors.
- Use effectively personal planning and project management skills.
- Work effectively under pressure (time pressure, limited resources, etc) as independent and pragmatic learners.
- Problem-solve by clarifying questions, considering alternative solutions, making critical judgements, and evaluating outcomes.
- Reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence.
- Comprehend and use psychological data effectively, demonstrating a systematic knowledge of the application and limitations of various research paradigms and techniques.
- Employ evidence-based reasoning and examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methodologies, paradigms and methods of analysis in psychology.
- Be aware of ethical principles and approval procedures.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Possible purchase of copies of the core textbooks and some additional costs for printing peer-reviewed articles should they choose to print them rather than read them from the screen.
Additional peer-reviewed articles will be provided when required to supplement core textbook readings (to be identified).
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- C8DU: MSc Psychology year 1 (MSC/PSY)
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