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, 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.
School of Psychology
- 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
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PSY211 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.