PSİ425


Course Title Course Code Program Level
Forensic Psychology I PSİ 425 Psychology B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
07
(Fall)
42 0 83 125 3 5

Teaching Staff Uzm. İsmail Altan TÜLÜ
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites There is no prerequisite for this course.
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce the effects of legal events on criminals and victims from a psychological perspective. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic and current methods, studies and findings in the field of forensic psychology.
Course Content In this course, students will be introduced to the theoretical approaches expressed from a biological, psychological and sociological point of view of crime, the Turkish criminal justice system and criminal responsibility, the relationship between psychopathology and crime, risk factors that lead children to crime, juvenile courts, domestic violence and family courts and victimology, and possible risk factors leading to victimization.
Learning Outcomes (LO) The students who attend the course and are successful at the end of semester will be able to; 1-To be able to define the basic concepts of crime and explain the theories of crime 2-To be able to define Turkish criminal justice system and comprehend the process of evaluation of criminal responsibility 3- To be able to explain the relationship between psychopathology and crime within the framework of criminal responsibility 4-To be able to explain the stages of psychiatric evaluation in the assessment of criminal responsibility in insanity 5- To be able to explain the risk factors in juvenile delinquency 6- To be able to define the functioning of juvenile courts and to comprehend the assessment of criminal responsibility in juvenile delinquency 7-To explain the domestic violence and the issues related to this concept and to define the functioning of family courts 8- To be able to identify possible risk factors that cause victimization and explain the concept of fear of crime 9- To have information about current research findings related to forensic psychology 10- Thinking critically and analytically
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week What is the Forensic Psychology?
2. Week Theoretical approaches related to crime I: the Role of biological theories in explaining violent behavior
3. Week Theoretical approaches related to crime II: the Role of psychological theories in explaining violent behavior Violence from the perspective of developmental psychopathology
4. Week Theoretical approaches related to crime III: the Role of sociological theories in explaining violent behavior
5. Week Turkish criminal justice system and the process of assessment of criminal responsibility
6. Week Psychopathology and crime Forensic dimension of psychotic depression
7. Week Forensic psychiatric assessment
8. Week MID-TERM
9. Week Risk taking behavior in adolescent Possible risk factors leading crime to children
10. Week Juvenile courts Juvenile delinquency
11. Week The assessment of criminal responsibility in juvenile delinquency
12. Week Family courts Domestic violence
13. Week Parental alienation syndrome
14. Week Victimology the Fear of crime
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%) -
Homeworks/Term papers (%) -
Practice (%) -
Labs (%) -
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%) -
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References -Course Notes Prepared by the Lecturer Additional Resources: -Durak, E. Ş. & Durak, M. (Eds.) (2017). Forensic Psychology (1st Ed.). Ankara: Nobel Academic Publishing. Durak, E. Ş. & Durak, M. (Eds.) (2017). Psychological Treatment and Rehabilitation in Forensic Psychology (1st Ed.). Ankara: Nobel Academic Publishing. Durak, E. Ş. & Durak, M. (Eds.) (2017). Observation-Interview and Psychological Assessment in Forensic Psychology (1st Ed.). Ankara: Nobel Academic Publishing. Ackerman, M. J. (2018). The Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment, 2nd Ed. (2010). (Translation Eds.: H. Demirbaş & İ. A. Tülü). Ankara: Nobel Academic Publishing. Demirbaş, H. (2019). Psychopathology and Crime. (1st Ed.). Ankara: Nobel Academic Publishing.
Work Placement(s) There is no internship for this course.
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)

 

PO1

PO2

PO3

PO4

PO5

PO6

PO7

PO8

PO9

PO10

PO11

PO12

PO13

LO1

3

5

5

5

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

2

5

LO2

3

3

3

3

5

5

5

4

5

5

5

 

2

LO3

 

 

 

 

5

5

5

3

3

5

5

4

 

LO4

 

 

 

 

4

4

5

 

 

4

5

 

 

LO5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

5

 

 

 

LO6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

5

4

3

 

LO7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

5

 

5

5

 

LO8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

LO9

4

5

5

5

3

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

LO10

3

5

5

5

3

5

5

5

4

3

5

5

5

* Contribution Level :  1 Very low    2 Low    3 Medium    4 High    5 Very High