10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: PSY269, PSY279

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to the psychological aspects of criminal behaviour. Developmental, social, biological, and genetic perspectives on the origins criminal behaviour will be considered. Different types of crimes, including homicide, crimes against children, crimes committed by gangs, and sexual and intimate partner violence, will be introduced and research in those areas will be critically evaluated. Following lectures, students will engage in independent study to critically evaluate causes of crime and compare and contrast relevant preventions/interventions, using a self-selected case study. The module focuses on important aspects of criminal psychology, but no prior knowledge of criminal psychology is assumed.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: ROWE RICHARD
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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