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PS5547: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 23 Jul 2020 18:05


Course Overview

This course will canvass a range of theoretical and applied issues in forensic and criminal psychology.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Zeshu Shao

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MSc Psychological Studies or Master Of Science In Psychological Studies or Msc Psychological Studies With Applied Developmental Psychology (Sept) or Msc Psychological Studies With Organisational Psychology (September) or Msc In Psychological Studies With Mental Health (September Start)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will canvass a range of theoretical and applied issues in forensic and criminal psychology. Different philosophical traditions will be examined relative to their contemporary influence on how we think about and empirically investigate criminal offending and offenders. Typologies of offending will be examined such as juvenile offenders, violent and sexual offenders, and offenders with mental disorders. Specific issues such as the social context of criminal offending, profiling, detection and deception, criminal justice policy, and therapeutic jurisprudence will also be covered.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateCan effectively communicate theories and models of criminal offending and offenders and has knowledge of the empirical evidence in support of those theories.
ConceptualUnderstandHave a capacity for attentive exchange, informed argument, and reasoning about forensic and criminal psychology with peers and professionals
FactualUnderstandHave a contextual understanding of past and present influences on the contemporary development of forensic and criminal psychology
ReflectionApplyDevelops an ongoing interest in pursuing further study and/or research in the field of forensic and criminal psychology ( including police psychology)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandHave a contextual understanding of past and present influences on the contemporary development of forensic and criminal psychology
ConceptualUnderstandHave a capacity for attentive exchange, informed argument, and reasoning about forensic and criminal psychology with peers and professionals
ConceptualEvaluateCan effectively communicate theories and models of criminal offending and offenders and has knowledge of the empirical evidence in support of those theories.
ReflectionApplyDevelops an ongoing interest in pursuing further study and/or research in the field of forensic and criminal psychology ( including police psychology)

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