- Introduction to Mental Disorder and Crime, and Models of Mental Disorder
- Models of criminal behaviour
- The classification of mental disorder
- Mental disorder, dangerousness and the law
- Mental disorder and crime
- Psychopathy and crime
- Personality disorder and crime
- Psychosis and crime
- Dual diagnosis: Substance use, mental disorder and crime
- Violence and mental disorder
- Sexual offending and mental disorder
- Gender, crime and mental disorder
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject considers the history of thinking and practice with respect to forensic mental health, and the implications of this history for current forensic mental health practice. Particular attention is given to contemporary legal constructs of insanity and fitness to plead, and psychiatric constructs of intellectual disability, mental disorder, psychosis, psychopathy, personality disorder and paraphiliacs. An attempt is made to integrate criminological and psychiatric theories and evidence concerning problems in forensic mental health.
Assessment details will be advised at the beginning of the subject offering.
- Minor Essay (40%)
- Major Essay (60%)
Textbooks are not required.