Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Doctorate in Forensic Psychology, MSc by Research in Criminological Psychology
|Spring||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Summary of Content: An overview of the application of psychology to the legal and criminal justice system.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||7 weeks||1 per week||6 hours|
|Lecture||7 weeks||1 per week||2 hours 30 mins|
Method of Assessment:
|Coursework 1||100||3,000 word max. court report|
Dr R Tully
Education Aims: This module aims for the students to develop understanding of the role of psychology in the criminal justice system, police investigations and the court room.
• An understanding of the workings of the Criminal Justice System.
• An understanding and be aware of the role of different agencies and able to identify major decision points in the system.
• A critical understanding of the major debates regarding fairness and justice.
• An understanding and knowledge of current policing, prosecution and sentencing practice.
• 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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