Module title: Assessments and Treatments

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY11105
Module leader: Marc Kozlowski
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

You will learn what research and practice have shown us are criminogenic risk factors for a variety of serious offence types. You will then learn about the risk assessment tools that are used by forensic psychologists to look for, and assess the impact of, those risk factors in individual offenders. You will be shown how to conduct a forensic interview in a manner that establishes rapport between the psychologist and the offender, while encouraging the offender to provide as much accurate, relevant information as possible about themselves, about their life experiences, and about their offending. Using all of the skills and knowledge that you have developed thus far, you will then interview, and conduct a Structured Professional Judgement assessment of, a fictitious but realistic serious offender. Following this, you will learn how approaches to treating and managing convicted offenders have evolved over time, and the ways in which this approach can vary between countries and between jurisdictions. You will then deliver a basic offending behaviour intervention session, using approaches that are currently employed in the UK, to a fictitious but realistic offender, or group of offenders.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories and concepts relating to criminogenic risk factors.
LO2: Demonstrate skills in a range of forensic interviewing techniques that are informed by forefront developments.
LO3: Demonstrate skills in applying a Structured Professional Judgement risk assessment tool to partially assess a fictitious but realistic offender featured in a case study.
LO4: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories and concepts relating to offending behaviour interventions for offenders.
LO5: Demonstrate skills in a range of offending behaviour intervention delivery techniques that are informed by forefront developments.

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