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This programme aims to equip you with an understanding of contemporary theories of criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system, together with the skills to analyse individuals' offending behaviour and to plan treatment and supervision strategies for both victims and offenders. Both theory and practice are set in the context of the legal and institutional systems through which offenders and victims are managed. The structure of the Masters Programme is for participants to attend the School of Psychology one day per week in term time each year over a period of two years whilst working in a forensic setting. The Course meets on a Thursday and the teaching day consists of lectures, seminars and workshops given by relevant staff of the School of Psychology and guest speakers. There are also two three day compulsory blocks, one in September and one in January each year. The DiplomaMSc Course runs over 2 years and participants may study for a Diploma (Year A) for a Diploma (Year B) or combine the 2 years and study for the MSc. The aims in terms of forensic practice of the Diploma are the same for both years, but the academic material, and consequently the aims and objectives, differ in Years A and B. As a general guideline Year A is more offender focused, while Year B is more victim focused. The MSc combines the forensic practice requirements for a Diploma with research skills for the MSc while covering all the academic material for Years A and B. Programme content The modules studied are: Psychology and the Understanding of Crime Psychology, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Working with Offenders of Serious Crime Assessment (Offenders and Victims) Psychology and the Court System Forensic Psychotherapy and Professional Issues Forensic Practice Case Study Research Methods The programme seeks to provide training in forensic methods used by psychologists. To assist in this, it draws on the experience and ability of a range of professionals from various fields concerned with the study of crime to conduct teaching sessions. The Masters programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as equivalent to stage one of training for Chartered Psychology status.

This programme aims to equip you with an understanding of contemporary theories of criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system, together with the skills to analyse individuals' offending behaviour and to plan treatment and supervision strategies for both victims and offenders. Both theory and practice are set in the context of the legal and institutional systems through which offenders and...

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