Deals primarily with offenders’ criminal liability (e.g. the issue of diminished responsibility). Emphasis is put on a number of mental disorders and the meaning and relevance of these disorders in relation to criminal behaviour and criminal liability. Special attention will be given to offenders with either psychosis or personality disorders.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
- Learning to distinguish between different kinds of psychopathology; - Obtaining knowledge about the development, symptoms and treatment of these disorders; - Learning how the different kinds of psychopathology can play a role in criminal behaviour
A reader with articles on forensic psychopathology will be made available.