Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces the student to considering what crime is and how it is measured. It provides the student with a background to the various ways in which criminal behaviour can be explained (from criminological, biological and psychological perspectives) and to consider their applicability to different offender groups. It provides an advanced understanding of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of, and current approaches to the a) assessment and b) treatment of offenders. The evaluation of information in a coherent and defensible manner is emphasised as well as being able to evaluate standardised tests and self-report scales. The module will also critically appraise current practice with offenders.
A student passing this module should be able to:
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
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