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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Psychology Short Name: PS.M37
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: WILSON M Dr (Psychology)
Number of credits: 15 Number of ECTS credits: 7.5
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern
Module Overview
Forensic Master's students
Module Aims
This module aims to provide students with knowledge and awareness of the work settings of practice in forensic psychology.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
•    be trained students in the informed and systematic application of the research-practitioner model involving problem analysis and formulation, intervention, assessment and evaluation.
•    have developed the basic interpersonal, technical and communication skills required for the effective analysis and formulation of problems in connection with professional practice.
•    be able to self-reflect in support of personal and professional development via constructive feedback.
•    model a professional and ethical approach to colleagues and potential clients.
Module Content
Weeks 1 and 2 (Tuesday-Thursday inclusive)

Students will attend a series of lectures and workshops that include:

Introduction to the Forensic Science Service
Children and Young People who Sexually Harm
Introduction to Services for Mentally Disordered Offenders
Suicide and self harm in prison.
External Visit to Broadmoor Hospital
The effects of working with Forensic material: looking after ourselves
NB: This timetable is subject to minor fluctuation due to availability of external speakers
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Lectures and seminars
Selected Texts/Journals
Adler, J. R. (ed) (2004). Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.
Gudjonsson, G.H. & Haward, L.R.C (1998). Forensic Psychology: A guide to practice. London: Routledge.
Howitt, D. (2009). Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology. (3rd Edition).Essex: Pearson Education.

Brown, J.M. & Campbell, E.A. (1994) Stress and policing. Chichester: Wiley.
Canter, D. & Alison, L. (eds) (1999) Profiling in Policy and Practice. Dartmouth: Aldershot.
Stephenson, G. (1992) The Psychology of Criminal Justice. Oxford: Blackwell.

Ainsworth, P.B. (2001) Offender Profiling and Crime Scene Analysis. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.
Alison, L. (Ed) (2005). The forensic Psychologist’s casebook: Psychological profiling and criminal investigation. Collumpton: Willan Publishing.
Blackburn, R. (1993) The Psychology of Criminal Conduct: Theory, Research and Practice. Wiley: Chichester.

Further reading will be recommended during the course of the module.

Readings and Links on Reflective Practice
Students may find the following sources helpful when preparing their reflective critique.

Moon, J. A. (2004). A Handbook of Reflective and Experiential Learning: Theory and Practice. London: Routledge.
Moon, J. A. (2006). Learning Journals: A Handbook for ReflectivePractice and Professional Development London: Routledge
Smith, Mark (1999, 2006). Keeping a learning journal. The Encyclopaedia of Informal Education
(accessed 30/09/09)
Last Updated
9th August 2010