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CRIM3100-1  Criminal Psychopathology

Duration :  45h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Criminology, Professional Focus, 2nd year4
Lecturer :  Patrick Papart
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
After a short historical survey of legal psychiatry the course considers major psychiatric disorders and their possible relation to criminal and dangerous behaviour.
We will study in turn: psychoses, mood disorders, anxious disorders, organic mental disorders, disorders related to the absorption of psychoactive substances, disorders affecting the control of impulses, and paraphilia.
Cases in which the law that protect mental patients and the law on social defence apply are also discussed and illustrated with examples of psychiatric expertise.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
To study the relationship between mental diseases and dangerous and criminal behaviour.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Notions of psychiatry
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Structure of the course: pwp projection with videos.
Répétitions : Further training for students: debates on the videos.
Recommended or required readings :  
Syllabus
Advised further reading:
Psychopathology and Violent Crime (A. Skodol, American Psychiatric Press, 1998).
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written examination
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
- Teacher: Prof. P. PAPART, CHU Sart Tilman - 04/ 366 72 15
- Secretary: Mme C. Gayetot, CHU Sart Tilman - 04/ 366 79 60


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