Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
Note(s): This course has a restricted number of places available. If you have not been approved for progression to the clinical programme, your admission to this course cannot be guaranteed. Final selection for places will be determined by the School of Psychology in mid January. Access to an online learning environment is required so students can access the course Guide, expected learning outcomes and assessment tasks. The online learning environment may also be required to access supplementary study resources and for the electronic submission of assignments. Core study resources will be supplied directly to students.
Students need to submit all the course assignments and sit the final exam to pass this course.
General progression requirementsYou may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of the major causes and influences on the aetiology of crime.
- 2 Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of key developments in the literature in the assessment and treatment of criminal offenders.
- 3 Critically evaluate research relevant to criminal psychology.
- 4 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the work of Correctional Psychologists in Aotearoa/New Zealand and the nexus between science and practice.
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|Written Assignment||2 3||30%|
|Oral/Performance/Presentation||1 2 3 4||30%|
|Take Home Exam||1 2 3||40%|
Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.
You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.
Explanation of assessment types
- Computer programmes
- Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
- Creative compositions
- Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
- Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
- Exam (centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
- Oral or performance or presentation
- Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
- Written assignment
- Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.
Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL CONDUCT; THEORY, RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL CONDUCT.
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