Crime, Justice and Psychology MSc

This is for you if you want to examine the relationship between crime, mental health and the law; in particular the relationship between mental disorder and offending. The MSc in Crime, Justice and Psychology provides you with an in-depth understanding of the relationship between psychology, mental disorder, crime and law, enabling you to analyse its implications for the treatment and management of offenders. You will consider the application of psychological theories to the investigation of crime and pursuit of justice, and subsequently to the management and rehabilitation of offenders. You will also critically explore debates regarding mental disorder and responsibility for crime. The course has been prepared by lecturers who are at the forefront of research in this field. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of crime and its consequences, both theoretical and applied, with a particular focus on the psychology of offending.

Course syllabus:

  1. Criminological Research Methods

  2. Theorising Crime and Deviance

  3. Mental Disorder, Justice and Crime

  4. Dissertation

  5. Responding to Terrorism

  6. Criminal Justice Professions: Policy and Practice

  7. victimology

  8. Critical Issues in Policing