2023-2024 / PSYC0921-1

Criminological psychology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in law4 crédits 
 Bachelor in political sciences : general4 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology)4 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences3 crédits 
 Bachelor in human and social sciences (New programme)3 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Fabienne Glowacz

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, after an introduction to the criminological psychology specificities, focuses on  the perpetrators and victims of crime in the frame of three thematic: juvenile delinquency, domestic violence and child abuses.
It uses the presentation of explanatory models, typological models, risk and protective factors studies. The specificities of the psycho- legal intervention in Belgium, the assessment and the treatment will be discussed for each of these sections.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- Provide a set of relevant theoretical data on the various psychological and criminological aspects of the study's objects (juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, child abuse). - Awareness of specific psycho- judicial treatment in these areas. - Encourage critical thinking and practice of quality on these issues.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentations of theoretical models and data. Active participation of students in the course on the basis of records and presentations of clinical cases.

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

Course taught in the second semester (ecampus BB Collaborate)

Recommended or required readings

PPT after each chapter. Reference book:
Psychologie de la délinquance
 F. Glowacz et  M. Born,  2017, Ed. De Boeck

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor : Fabienne Glowacz

Assistant : Anthony Depireux

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Notes de cours et/ou power point
Notes de cours et/ou Power Point sous l'onglet contenus