Problem Behaviours 2

FBS80012 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.


FBS80011 - Problem Behaviours 1

Aims and objectives

This unit extends students’ understanding of problematic criminal behaviours into the specific areas of stalking, abnormal complaining, and harmful sexual behaviours towards children and adults. The unit will assist students to understand the psychological factors associated with these problem behaviours, and enhance their skills to implement the Problem Behaviour framework to a wider range of behaviours that are commonly encountered in forensic settings.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Formulate the role of distal, proximal, individual and contextual factors for a wide range of different problem behaviours
2. Assess the contributory role of different risk factors in different types of problem behaviour, based on an understanding of relevant empirical research
3. Apply the problem behaviour framework to individual cases to guide the development of appropriate treatment and management plans for sexual offenders, stalkers and abnormal complainants

Courses with unit

GD-FBS Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science
MA-FBS Master of Forensic Behavioural Science
GD-FMHN Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing