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|Assessment length / details
|Group Poster Presentation 3000 words (equivalent)
|Essay assignment 1500 words
|Resit Group Poster Element Reflective summary of group poster presentation (if failed or did not submit)
|Resubmit Essay Assignment Resubmit failed or missing essay assignment of 1500 words
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify the key areas of psychopathology in relation to offending.
2. Explain psychological and criminological theories to the understanding of criminal behaviour and self-violence;
3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the context and the social issues involved in understanding mental illness;
4. Identify and evaluate clinical assessment tools;
Describe and comment on ceompetency to stand trial and criminal responsibility.
6. Demonstrate a psychological understanding of the impact of working in the criminal justice system and the effect it has on criminal justice practitioners;
7. Analyse and evaluate the related literature in psychopathology in relation to crime and criminality, self harm and the criminal justice system.
Delivering an introduction to the key areas surrounding the identification and impact of psychopathology and mental health, the module will focus on those areas of mental illness related to offending and criminal behaviour, victimology and looking at psychopathology in other criminal justice sectors (e.g. the police and prisons).
This module also explores violence and harm, as a result of mental illness, to the self. It considers the vulnerability of those with a mental health disorder, the comorbidity between mental illness and drug / alcohol abuse and its relationship with the criminal justice system.
2. Mental Health, Crime and Society;
3. Alcohol / Substance Abuse, Misuse and Crime;
4. Violence and Harm to the Self;
5. Psychopathology and Prisons;
6. Psychopathology in the Courtroom; and
7. Psychopathology of the Police and Police Work
10 x 2 hour lectures
3 x 2 hour seminars
2 x 2 hour workshop (week 2 and week 9)
Student workload - 170 hrs
|Application of Number
|Through the critical analysis of research findings students will develop an appreciation of the epidemiology of psychopathological disorders
|Oral communication will be encouraged during interactive seminar discussions on various key aspects of the module. Written skills will be developed through coursework task.
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|Students will have the opportunity to learn from the first element of the assessment before they engage with the second element.
|Searches of on-line electronic databases and journals will provide practice in IT skills.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|Preparation for seminars and the assessed assignment will develop time management skills; collation of sources for assessment will nurture research skills; appreciation of complex theoretical issues will develop critical thinking skills
|Consideration of the wide range of issues raised in relation to psychopathology will develop and enhance students' critical problem solving skills
|Research skills will be developed by accessing literature on psychopathology
|Subject Specific Skills
|This module provides students with the opportunity to identify, analyse, evaluate and practice a series of skills with respect to psychopathology.
|Students will work in small groups for the poster presentation.
This module is at CQFW Level 5