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Treatment of Criminal Behaviour (CRM388)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: UA4-internal (quota of 30 places)
Description This unit covers the treatment of offending behaviour. It starts with the development of skills necessary to work with prisoners and then covers the principles of effective intervention for the treatment of violence, sex offending and substance abuse. The unit also covers techniques to aid in the successful re-integration of prisoners in community.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:

1. Apply an understanding of behaviour change skills including cognitive behaviour skills and 'motivation to change' to workshop scenarios
2. Explain aspects of the 'what works' literature
3. Examine strategies for working with specific groups of offenders including sex offenders and violent offenders
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 4 hours per day for 6 days spread over two weeks in Summer.
Unit Learning Experiences This is an intensive skills based unit. Students will be required to participate in activities designed to develop effective intervention skills as well as more formal learning of intervention strategies for particular types of offending.
Assessment 1. Essay.
2. Skills based activity.
Prerequisites Successful completion of CRM100 Introduction to Criminology, CRM203/CRM210 Criminal Behaviour
Quota This unit is subject to quota. This is a practical skills based unit so enrolment need to be restricted. No admission requirements; students will be accepted until the quota is full.
Assessment A result of Ungraded Pass or Fail is awarded for this unit.
Previously 2016: 'Rehabilitation and Penology'; 2014: 'Sentencing and Penology'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Crime Science (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminal Behaviour (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BSc)
Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Criminology + Psychology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
White Collar and Corporate Crime (BCrim)
Appears in these Minors Criminological Psychology
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Guy Hall
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6033
e: G.Hall@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.023 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: UA4-Internal
Associate Professor Guy Hall
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6033
e: G.Hall@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.023 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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