At the end of this course, students are able to:
- Reproduce and apply knowledge and understanding of important terminology in the explanation of antisocial behavior and crime.
- Apply treatment-oriented and biopsychosocial explanatory models of antisocial behavior in youths and adults in the explanation of antisocial behavior and crime.
- Make links between disorder and crime and apply this knowlegde to the explanation of case studies in forensic psychology. In addition, students are able to explain and critically reflect on different theories of the links between disorders and crime.
- Apply important insights in the field of juvenile offending to the context of treatment and detention. In addition, students are able to reflect critically on scientific evidence in the field of juvenile offending and formulate an informed opinion about this topic.
- Identify and apply risk factors and theories, respectively, within several forensic psychologiocal topics (e.g., domestic violence, sexual offending).
As a forensic psychologist is it important to keep track of the latest developments in science, law, and treatment. To achieve this goald, in the current course, we discuss the Dutch forensic system, as well as explanatory models of antisocial behavior and the link between disorders and crime. In addition, there is also attention to the application of scientific knowlegde in forensic psychological practice by discussing cases from clinincal practice.
The course consists of 11 lecture, with one Q&A lecture at the end. Lectures provide an up-to-date insight into the clinical forensic psychology field. During the interactive lectures, it is expected that students actively participate.
- During the first two lecture, the organization of the course is explained. In addition, a brief refreshment course is provided in which we discuss the most relevant insights from the major courses Forensic Psychology in the Bachelor Psychology. This way, every student will start the course with similar background knowledge.
- In the remaining lectures several important themes within forensic psychology are discussed, such as juvenile offending, domestic violence, sexual offending, and psychopathy.
- Two interactive lectures are taught by dr. Madeleine Rijckmans who works in clinical forensic practice. All other lectures are taught by the coordinator.
- The course is concluded by a Q&A lecture in which we discuss several example exam questions. During this lecture, students also have the opportunity to ask additional questions about the course content and materials.
Type of instructions
Lectures. Due to the Covid-19 situation lectures take place online.
Type of exams
Written examination. Due to the Covid-19 situation the exam will be conducted in a digital environment.
Relevant literature will be made available during the course.