Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, MSc by Research in Criminological Psychology
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
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:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||6 hours|
|Lecture||5 weeks||1 per week||2 hours 30 mins|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||3,000 word max essay|
Professor K Browne
Dr S Chou
Education Aims: It enhances the understanding of the development of criminality and antisocial behaviours.
• 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.
• 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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