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C84F02 Forensic Child Psychology (And Development Of Offending Behaviour)
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, MSc by Research in Criminological Psychology

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module covers the theories/mechanism, prevention and interventions of family violence and the cycle of violence.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week6 hours
Lecture 5 weeks1 per week2 hours 30 mins

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 3,000 word max essay 

Convenor: 
Professor K Browne
Dr S Chou

Education Aims:  It enhances the understanding of the development of criminality and antisocial behaviours.

Learning Outcomes:  

The concepts of attachment and childhood deprivation.

The concept of repeat victimisation of women and children.

Assessment of risk in the community.

The background to the concepts of conduct disorder, juvenile delinquency and their relationship to crime (including the effects of media violence).

The work that has looked at why some victims become offenders.

The background to the work on breaking the cycle of violence.

The background to the work on preventing family violence through interventions with offenders.

The background to the work that is currently undertaken with young offenders.

Intellectual skills:
Analyse and interpret evidence relevant to the development of criminality and the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders.

Practical/professional skills:
Oral and written communication and presentation.

Transferable skills:

Communicate effectively in writing.

Retrieve information from databases and the Internet.

Reflect upon and assess their own progress, strengths and weaknesses.

Problem-solve in relation to problems in therapy.

Offering School:  Medicine


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