Forensic Psychology is the interface between the disciplines of Psychology and the Law. This subject introduces students to the field of Forensic Psychology, with a focus on the criminal applications and settings in which forensic psychologists work. The subject is designed to develop critical thinking skills with respect to empirical research and theory in forensic psychology.
Please be advised that this subject contains material that some students may find distressing. This material includes research and case examples of sexual offending, and violent offending.
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1. Demonstrate understanding of major concepts and historical trends in forensic psychology.
2. Demonstrate comprehension and application of a broad and coherent body of knowledge of Psychology, with depth of understanding of underlying principles, theories and concepts in the discipline, using a scientific approach.
3. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and interview skills in situations appropriate to psychological practice and research. This includes active listening, clarifying and reflecting, effective questioning, summarising and paraphrasing, developing rapport, appropriate cultural responsiveness and empathic responding.
4. Demonstrate basic assessment strategies in situations appropriate to psychological practice and knowledge of psychometric theory and principles of the construction, cultural considerations, implementation and interpretation of some of the more widely used standardised psychological test instruments.
5. Explain how basic psychological intervention strategies can be applied across a range of contexts including consideration of cultural responsiveness.
6. Cultural responsiveness in forensic contexts, including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
Future offerings not yet planned.