Number of credits
|Master in criminology (120 ECTS)||5 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
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
- Teacher: Prof. P. PAPART, CHU Sart Tilman - 04/ 366 72 15
- Secretary: Mme C. Gayetot, CHU Sart Tilman - 04/ 366 79 60