PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR - 2023/4
Module code: SOC2074
This module considers the psychological and physiological factors relevant to understanding of criminality. This module introduces you to psychological theories of criminal behaviour, the contexts within which criminal behaviour occurs and the means for managing and evaluating interventions designed to reduce crime and re-offending
HUBBARD Katherine (Sociology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: C816
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Psychological theories of criminal behaviour.
- Biological theories of criminal behaviour.
- Homicide and assault.
- Sexual offences.
- Juvenile offending.
- Mentally disordered offenders.
- The psychopath.
- Aggression and violence.
- The treatment of criminal behaviour.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||1500 WORDS ESSAY||50|
|Coursework||1500 WORDS REFLEXIVE REPORT||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of the psychological approaches to criminality, how learning and psycho-biological factors may influence criminal behaviour and the theoretical and practical approaches.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- 1500 WORDS ESSAY
- 1500 WORDS REFLEXIVE REPORT
Formative assessment and feedback
Students are given the opportunity to discuss their plans for both assignments in individual tutorials. Full guidance and advice is also given in dedicated assessment weeks. Feedback from assignment 1 will be provided in advance of assignment 2.
- Examine how psychological theory and research has contributed to the study of crime and criminal behaviour.
- Introduce students to biological theories of criminal behaviour
- Explore the treatment of criminal behaviour
|1||An understanding of the psychological approaches to criminality||KC|
|2||How learning and psycho-biological factors may influence criminal behaviour||KC|
|3||Theoretical and practical approaches to the treatment of criminal behaviour||KC|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to assist students in an understanding of the psychological approaches to criminality, how learning and psycho-biological factors may influence criminal behaviour and the theoretical and practical approaches to the treatment of criminal behaviour
The learning and teaching methods include:
· Lectures, seminars, class discussion
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Criminology with Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Criminology BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.