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Course description
  CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2015-16

La asignatura Psicología Criminal tiene como objetivo fundamental y general proporcionar a los estudiantes los conocimientos y destrezas necesarias para comprender los determinantes psicológicos que explican la conducta criminal. La Psicología Criminal se configura como una especialidad psicológica que se desenvuelve y actúa en un amplio y específico ámbito de relaciones entre el mundo de lo jurídico y de lo psicológico, tanto en su vertiente teórica, explicativa y de investigación, como en el diseño, aplicación y valoración de programas de intervención dirigidos a la rehabilitación y reinserción social de las personas que han cometido delitos. Comprende el estudio, explicación, promoción, evaluación, prevención, y en su caso, asesoramiento y/o tratamiento de aquellos fenómenos psicológicos, conductuales y relacionales que inciden en el comportamiento legal de las personas, mediante la utilización de métodos propios de la Psicología científica y cubriendo distintos ámbitos y niveles de estudio e intervención psicológica: Psicología Forense, Psicología Aplicada a los Tribunales, Psicología Penitenciaria, Psicología de la Delincuencia, Psicología Judicial (testimonio, jurado, credibilidad...), Psicología Policial, Psicología Aplicada a la Investigación Criminal, entre las más relevantes. Su vinculación con la Criminología, la Victimología, la Psicología Forense, la Psicología Clínica y la Psicopatología es estrecha, pero ello no es obstáculo para que obtenga su singularidad de la gravedad y extensión del problema de la delincuencia al que se enfrenta y de los métodos específicos que ha ido perfilando esta disciplina psicológica que experimenta en los últimos tiempos un importante desarrollo en nuestro país y en los países de nuestro entorno.

 

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG.1 : Capacity to find, analyse and synthesise information.
  • CG.2 : Capacity for teamwork: collaborating with others and contributing towards a common project.
  • CG.3 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.
  • CG.4 : Capacity to take decisions, putting one's knowledge into practice and handling technical instruments.
  • CG.5 : Capacity for criticism and self criticism.

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA.2 : Ability to use information and communications technologies in one's professional life.
  • CGUA.3 : Capacity for oral and written communication.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Be able to describe fundamental concepts in the fields of psychology, sociology, law and natural sciences that are needed to provide a global analysis of criminal phenomena and deviation.
  • CE10 : Be able to explain and summarise empirical information and results of research into crime, victimisation and response to crime and deviation, and evaluate the methodology used (identify which methodology is the most appropriate, its ethical principles, results, etc.).
  • CE11 : Be able to draft a criminological report.
  • CE2 : Be able to describe the fundamental theoretical approaches to criminal acts, victimisation and responses to crime and deviation.
  • CE3 : Be able to extract and synthesise information from different sources, including: handling information and communication technologies, designing and applying appropriate research strategies for compiling data using quantitative and qualitative methods, and being able to apply basic statistical techniques to questions related to crime and victimisation when necessary.
  • CE4 : Be able to describe and evaluate social and political processes of victimisation and criminalisation in the light of criminological theories (dynamics existing between the victim, crime, deviant conduct and the main agents and institutions related to the response to criminal acts and deviation).
  • CE5 : Be able to provide an analytical explanation of diversity and social inequality, as well as its consequences relating to criminal acts, victimisation and responses to crime and deviation.
  • CE8 : Be able to argue and describe different points of view and debate them in a logical and coherent manner and present conclusions in an appropriate academic format when dealing with questions of criminal policy, victimisation, criminalisation and responses to crime and deviation as well as on the perception and interpretation of the same by the communications media, public opinion and official reports.
  • CE9 : Be able to create prevention strategies in the fields of criminology, victimology and marginalisation, etc., guaranteeing public safety, fundamental rights and the solution of social problems.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2015-16

 

 

General

Code: 18510
Lecturer responsible:
HERRANZ BELLIDO, JESUS
Credits ECTS: 7,50
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 4,50

Departments involved

  • Dept: PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
    Area: PERSONALITY, EVALUATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS
    Theoretical credits: 0,9
    Practical credits: 0,6
  • Dept: PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
    Area: BASIC PSCHOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,9
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught