This subject examines psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, and the implications of these explanations for the criminal justice system. In addition to general theories of crime, specific problems such as drug abuse, human violence, sexual deviance, and psychological disorder are examined from a psychological perspective. Attempts to alter criminal behaviour through deterrence and rehabilitation are also covered.
Students should note that this subject does not contribute to an Australian Psychological Society accredited major in psychology.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Not available to students who have completed 26204 Psychology and Criminal Justice I or PSY211 Psychology of Crime
- Biological Bases of Crime - Learning Bases of Crime - Drugs and Crime - Sexual Deviance and Crime - Human Violence and Crime - Psychological Disorder and the Law - Correcting Criminal Behaviour
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.