PL4226
Correctional Psychology

This course seeks to equip students with an understanding of criminal behaviour and the criminal justice agencies' response to offending in the local settings. Students will be introduced to psychological theories of criminal behaviours, psychopathology associated with offending, offender assessments, offender programming, re-entry initiatives, professional practice and research.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-0-9.5
Pre-requisite(s):
Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3236, with a minimum CAP of 3.50 or be on the Honours track.
Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 - PL3236), in which one must be PL3236, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week