Core Module Information
Module title: Advice and Consultancy

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

Module code: PSY11108
Module leader: Marc Kozlowski
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology

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

Description of module content:

This module offers a comprehensive overview of current issues, debates and challenges in applied forensic psychology. The module provides a series of research seminars to be delivered by professionals actively conducting research or practising within a range of services that interface with the Criminal Justice and Civil Courts Systems in Scotland. For each seminar a practitioner will describe, analyse and critically engage with a current topic within his/her specialism. Topics will be underpinned by theoretical explanation and consideration of best practice. Module content will enable you to engage with a wide range of current topics and applications in forensic psychology. In class discussion, you will explore a variety of research methods and theoretical frameworks and will discuss tensions or challenges in working within policy at a national and international level. The module will provide a unique opportunity for you to interact with leading experts and academics in the most currently debated issues and areas of practice in forensic psychology.Current issues in applied forensic psychology could include for example: personality and crime; biological approaches in psychology; the use of psychometrics in relation to establishing responsivity and/or fitness to plead; power dynamics in criminal justice; witness and suspect interviewing; offender profiling; violence risk assessment; psychological trauma in forensic populations; offender rehabilitation; punitiveness and restorative justice; victims? rights and protection; interpersonal violence; globalisation, terrorism and human rights.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Conceptualise and critically appraise the main, current issues, debates, challenges and controversies in applied forensic psychology.

LO2: Formulate and discuss specific research and policy related questions as they relate to current topics in applied forensic psychology.

LO3: Generate ideas about key controversies in forensic psychology by engaging in critical dialogue with experts and peers.

LO4: Lead and contribute to critical discussion about applied forensic psychology via live and online platforms.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Marc Kozlowski
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 22
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 11
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 1
Independent Learning Guided independent study 166
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1, 2, 3 & 4 51 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
PSY11108 Advice and Consultancy 2022-23