2023-2024 / CRIM4120-1

Psycho-social practices in criminology: evaluations, interventions and support


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in criminology (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology)5 crédits 


Cécile Mathys

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is divided in 3 interactive parts :
1. The first part starts with a discussion about the possibilities for one criminologist to work into psychosocial environments
2. The second part describes the psychosocial intervention: historical evolution, general steps and tools for individual relationship. We will discuss also about coercitive attituds. 
3.  The last part concerns role plays with a view to experiment individual tools (group of 3, outside the classroom) and sharing experiences during courses.
4. Individual written report to combine theoretical and experiential reflexions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Developping knowledges about psychosocial interventions, in terms of being and doing.

Sharing about the identity of being a criminologist into psychosocial environments and into the interpersonal criminology. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex-cathedra by teacher, discussion and exercices (students' presence highly expected during courses), personal writings, role plays, video, etc. 

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Face to face and exercices inside and outside the classroom. 4hours of class time will be made free to allow role play (group of 3).

Recommended or required readings

Are available for students (by eCampus):

  • The powerpoint presentations used during the course
  • The pedagological supports developped for students  
  • The insructions for the and the role play and individual report

Written work / report

Additional information:

First session:  Individual written report (details at the first course)
Second session: The same than the first session. 

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Necessity to be present at the first course to clearly understand the teacher's expectations about individual workshops.


Professor: Cécile Mathys Bâtiment B33, local 1/46

Email: cecile.mathys@uliege.be  Tél: 04/366 22 66 

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