Mental Disorder and Offending

FBS80005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an understanding of the complex relationship between different types of mental disorder and offending behaviour. The unit will enhance students’ decision-making about many aspects of forensic work, including risk assessment, treatment, and management of mentally disordered offenders.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the possible pathways by which mental disorder is linked to offending
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of how specific types of disorders and their associated symptoms influence different types of offending
3. Apply a taught conceptual framework to link research on mental disorder and offending with the development of appropriate treatment and management plans for mentally disordered offenders.

Courses with unit

Graduate Certificate in Specialist Forensic Assessment and Risk Management