Acquiring knowledge of the criminological and psychological terminologies and getting insights in the specific relationship between psychopathology, criminal behavior (and victimization) related to violent crimes, sexual offenses and drug offenses. Getting insights in security measures to prevent future offenses are important issues in this course: sane versus insanity, the role of diagnostics, treatment, risk assessment instruments, risk and need assessment, risk management and legal, psychological, psychiatric and criminological expertise.
Furthermore, students should be able to understand cause of psychopathology and have to understand the legal regulations of mental health and the working of the legal and mental health institutions and specialists who provide care to delinquents (with severe mental illness). In this course, we will also focus on the effectiveness (evaluation process) of judicial interventions in preventing recidivism. Students must be able to find the specific link between major mental disorders and criminal behavior (and victimization) and must be able to identify the specific roles of criminologists in a multidisciplinary team working with mentally disordered delinquents. The criminologist must have insights into its role as a professional in the mental health field.
We expect active and critical attitudes during the courses.
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Is also included in other courses
- Bridging Programme: Master of Criminology 64 ects.
- Bridging Programme: Master of Criminology (for Bachelor in Public Safety and Security) 54 ects.
- Preparatory Programme: Master of Criminology 40 ects.
- Bachelor of Criminology 180 ects.
- Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (Practical Theology: Academic Pastoral Training) 60 ects.
- Bachelor of Criminology (Abridged Programme) 120 ects.