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HPS206 - Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 3: CBD*, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Belinda Guadagno
Email: HPS206@deakin.edu.au

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Trimester 2 Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.
Trimester 3 Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour cloud (online) seminar per week.

Note:

*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery

This unit may not be included as a part of a 10 point accredited major sequence in psychology (as required for application for further study in psychology).

Content

This unit will provide students with an introduction to Forensic Psychology. Students will be introduced to the structure of the Justice Systems in Australia, and will learn the fundamental principles involved in research and practice in the forensic context.

More specifically, the unit focuses on important practice issues that can arise in forensic psychology related work (e.g., ethical dilemmas and challenges inherent in client engagement). It examines theories and research in the area of sexual violence, family violence, substance-related offending, and family court matters, and explores the complexities associated with mental illness, disability, age, and cross-cultural issues in the forensic context.

The unit has a strong applied focus, and will present students with the introductory skills needed in the conduct of psychology-related work with forensic populations.

 

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Narrated Presentation (10 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 2: Report (1500 words) 35%

Assessment task 3: Examination (1.5 hours) 45%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2933$3176

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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