Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
Criminal Psychopathology
Duration :
45h Th
Number of credits :
Master in criminology (120 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Patrick Papart
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit 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 learning unit :
To study the relationship between mental diseases and dangerous and criminal behaviour.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
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 :
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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