- One semester
- 12 hours Face to face
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 2
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss the role of different types of witness (fact compared with expert).
2. Discuss and critically appraise the law in relation to competence/capacity.
3. Demonstrate advanced knowledge, and evaluate the pros and cons of, the principles of sentencing.
4. Interpret local legislative provisions as they relate to mentally ill offenders.
Courses with unit
GC-FMHN Graduate Certificate in Forensic Mental Health Nursing, GD-FMHN Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing, GD-FBS Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science.
MA-FBS Master of Forensic Behavioural Science
GC-SFARM Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management