- One Semester
- 36 Hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.
Aims and objectives
This unit provides students with a broad understanding of how various forms of trauma impact on functioning and contribute to maladaptive behaviour. The unit will enable students to recognise the role that trauma presentations can play with clients in the forensic context, to critically evaluate the contribution of trauma to offending behaviour in individual cases, and to adapt therapeutic and correctional interventions where necessary to take account of the impact of trauma on clients.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically discuss what constitutes a traumatic response and why
2. Appraise the main theories linking trauma to offending
3. Analyse the vulnerabilities that different theories attribute to trauma which have been linked to offending
4. Debate how the judicial and correctional systems should respond to trauma in offenders
Courses with unitGD-FBS Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science.
GC-FBS Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science,
MA-FBS Master of Forensic Behavioural Science,
GD-FMHN Graduate Diploma of Forensic Mental Health Nursing.