Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
This unit provides an overview of psychological and behavioural problems that are linked to offending, such as mental health, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, substance abuse, acquired brain injury, etc. It further discusses how these criminogenic needs are dealt with within the criminal justice system through risk assessment and treatment options. It will explore the outcomes of ‘what works' evidence and to what extent this literature is relevant to Australia and specific minority groups within our criminal justice system (for example young offenders, women, Indigenous peoples).
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) recognize the relationship between psychological and behavioral problems and criminal behavior
; (2) describe the relationship between how criminogenic needs and criminal behavior are addressed in the criminal justice system; (3) critically analyze treatment options and effectiveness; and (4) develop convincing, coherent, and consistent written arguments based on evidence.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes; (2) research essay; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Hilde Tubex
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of LAWS1110 Crime and Society and LAWS1111 Law, Conflict and Change
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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