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Advanced Topics in Forensic Psychology

Overview of the unit

Unit code: FOR30001
Duration: 1 teaching period
Contact hours: recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit builds on students’ knowledge of forensic psychology gained from earlier units in the course. The focus is on understanding the impact of crime on victims, the personality factors which affect criminal behaviour, the process of criminal profiling and the correction and treatment alternatives available within the criminal justice system.

Content

Students will learn about the impact of crime on victims, the nature of traumatic reactions and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the impact of specific types of crime, the origins of criminal behaviour, behavioural models, personality and crime, human aggression and violence, criminal psychopathy, mental disorders and crime and the assessment and treatment of different types of offenders within the criminal justice system.

This unit is found in Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

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