Interventions with Offenders - 2017

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Unit summary

CCJ730

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Risk Assessment (20%) , Assignment 2 - Major Essay (60%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
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Domestic 2,563.00
International 2,813.00

This unit examines strategies for changing criminal behaviour available within the correctional system, drawing particularly on psychological principles and research. The implications of the various theories of crime causation for correctional programming are considered. A review of specific rehabilitation programs, in institution and community settings, is presented. A critical assessment of the rehabilitation ideal, in terms of ethical, theoretical and practical concerns, is undertaken.

Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the unit offering.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe and evaluate current approaches to offender risk and needs assessment
  2. explain the principles of effective offender rehabilitation
  3. describe evidence-based interventions for youth and adult offenders
  4. identify the strengths and limitations of individual-level interventions with youth and adult offenders
  5. utilise electronic literature databases to locate research reports on specific topics concerning offender rehabilitation
  6. evaluate empirical studies on the effectiveness of psychological interventions with youth and adult offenders.
  • Assignment 1 — Risk Assessment (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Major Essay (60%)
  • Quiz (20%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MCCJ7030 — Rehabilitating Offenders
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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction & course overview: History/Philosophies of Offender Treatment
2Therapeutic process issues and assessment
3Interventions with offending bevaviours
4Sexual Offences
5Violent Offences
6Substance Abuse Offences
7Offenders with Mental Disorders
8Juvenile Offenders
9Female Offenders
10Indigenous Offenders
11Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorders

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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