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Psychology of Criminal Behaviour

Overview

  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 4

Module description

This module explores key questions that psychologists ask about crime, focusing on contemporary psychological approaches to understanding criminals and criminal behaviour, as well as practical responses to offenders and offending, victims and victimisation.

The module will introduce you to a range of psychological and criminological theories by which criminal behaviour can be understood and explained. The module also explores how psychology can be applied in the criminal justice system in what is known as forensic psychology.