Forensic Psychology (9620.1)
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|Discipline Of Psychology||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a foundational understanding of criminal offending; and
2. Understand the role of a forensic psychologist in relation to the investigation of crime and the assessment and treatment of offenders.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites4309 Psychology 101 OR 11399 Understanding People and Behaviour AND
4310 Psychology 102 OR 10444 Foundations of Psychology
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Counselling.
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Davies, G. & Beech, A. (eds). (2012) Forensic Psychology: Crime, Justice, Law, Interventions. BPS Blackwell: Glasgow.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items must be submitted online via the Canvas site and handed in on paper-copy by 5pm on 30 November unless an extension has been negotiated. The first page of each assessment submission should include the following information:
Students should note that names are not to be included on any assessment tasks/submissions. Only Student ID numbers should be included (as per the Assessment Policy and Procedures).
Written parts of the assignments must be submitted in the required format, 1.5-spaced, with page numbers and student ids on every page. Submit assignments as paper-copy AND as electronic-copy (via Canvas dropbox).
Students are required to keep a copy of all assessments submitted in this unit. To negotiate an extension, speak to your lecturer. Unsatisfactory assessments will receive a fail grade.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have or to develop the information communication technology skills necessary to access the unit's Canvas website, to submit competently word-processed assignments, and to access relevant web-sites/resources and on-line journals
Work placement, internships or practicums