2023-2024 / PSYC1068-1

Delinquent personalities and delinquent pathways


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Fabienne Glowacz

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course will include several sections :

-Psycho-social and developmental approach to crime
-Criminal personality theories ( antisociality psychopathy)
- Crime and mental health
- Risk and protective factors - recidivism 
- Evaluation: clinical assessment tools, criminogenesis of acting out
- Desistance and resiliency
- Case studies

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

-Provide all relevant data on the evolution of different psychological models and approaches to crime and offenders trajectories.
- Provide clinical tool in the evaluation and analysis of situations of minor and adult involved in delinquency

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presentations of theoretical models and datas.
Active participation of students during the course on the basis of presentations and case files clinics
Subgroup exercises

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

First semester

Recommended or required readings

PPT after each course

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 ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Professor: F. Glowacz
Assistant: R. Puglia

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Notes de cours et/ou power point
Notes de cours et/ou Power Point