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Psychology and criminal law ( points)


Leader: Professor James Ogloff

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The subject will commence with an examination of theories of crime and criminal behaviour, with particular attention being given to psychological research on specific groups of offenders (e.g., murderers, shoplifters, arsonists, pathological gamblers, sexual offenders). Through practical sessions and seminars, students will develop some expertise in providing expert evidence in criminal cases, with such issues as fitness to plead intoxication and intent, diminished responsibility, insanity, automatism, infanticide, psychological syndromes, and mitigating factors receiving particular attention. Finally, theories and techniques of intervention with offenders will be examined.

Assessment: hour multichoice/short answer written examination (50%); seminar presentation with written summary (50%); log book documenting observation practical work (hurdle requirement).

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