2017-2018 / PSYC1105-1

Sexual delinquency


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in criminology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in psychology : general (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 University certificate in clinical psychology with a focus on psychopathology3 crédits 


Fabienne Glowacz

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is dedicated to the sexual delinquencies problem and its different aspects.
To do this, it consists of six main topics:
- Sexual delinquencies: basics, inclusion into the forensic field, myths and realities - Sexual offenders: typologies, psychopathological aspects, specific populations. -Juvenile sex offenders -Women sex offenders - Assessment: goals and methods, tools, dangerousness and recidivism.
- Etiology and treatment: classic, multifactorial, relapse prevention, and rehabilitation models.
Encounters with field professionals

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- Provide a set of relevant data on the various aspects of the problem of sexual delinquencies.
- Raise awareness of the various field practices relating to sexual delinquencies.
- Stimulate a good practical and critical reflection on the problem of sexual delinquencies.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Compulsory attendance and active participation Presentations, simulations, exercises throughout the course

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Term: first quadrimester

Recommended or required readings

PPT after each course
Reading list
Interventions practitioners during the course
Reference book:
Psychologie de la délinquance
F. Glowacz et M. Born, 2017, Ed. De Boeck
Chapter 12

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam: written

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Professor : F. Glowacz

Items online

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