Curricular Unit:Code:
Psychopathology and Crime780PCRI
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
2UndergraduateCriminology6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
i) Promote the integration of concepts, theories and knowledge in clinical and forensic psychopathology;
ii) Promote the acquisition, development and deepening of knowledge and skills that enable a correct evaluation of various disorders and diseases and their connection to the crime;
iii) To familiarize the student with recent research in this area of knowledge, to promote an attitude of inquiry;
iv) Improve communication skills both oral and written and the development of a critical and self-critical;
v) Encourage the systematic adoption of ethical and moral values.
Syllabus:
Unit 1. Introduction: the relationship between psychopathology and Crime: 1. Understanding Psychopathology, 2. Understanding the Hazards and Criminal Personality 3. Linkages between Psychopathology and Crime; 3.1. Accountability and Unaccountability.
Unit 2. 4. Personality Disorders: 4.1. General concepts; 4.2. Descriptive psychopathology and characterization; 4.3. Relationship to crime. 4.4. Psychopathy, criminality and law
Unit 3. 5. Other Mental Disorders (Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders; Paraphilias; Disorders of Impulse Control; Substance-related disorders) and Crime: 5.1. General concepts; 5.2. Descriptive psychopathology and characterization; 5.3. Relationship to crime.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Unit 1 - The syllabus has mainly introductory to the study of the relationship between psychopathology and crime looking for promoting the integration of concepts, theories and knowledge in clinical and forensic psychopathology.
Units 2 and 3 - The syllabus focus initially on the characterization of different descriptive and psychopathological disturbances and subsequently on their relation to the crime for the acquisition, development and deepening of knowledge and skills that enable a correct evaluation of various disorders and diseases and their link to crime, becoming familiar simultaneously, the student with recent research in this area of knowledge, to promote an attitude of inquiry.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Units are initially targeted exposure descriptive and organizational framework of the practical classes, so that, in a second phase, such knowledge is integrated by students by performing small exercises of analysis and discussion of case studies.
The assessment for this course is performed by conducting written tests for evaluation of theoretical knowledge, participation and active cooperation in the classroom (performing activities / exercises that are being requested; class participation and discussion of texts case analysis) and attendance and pontuality.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Oral presentation of the theoretical contents, with appropriate use of audiovisual methods,; illustration of theoretical concepts through analysis and discussion of bibliographies; Brainstorming, group discussions, video viewing and analysis of case studies; further exercises of practical applicability. These methodologies intent to promote the theoretical knowledge in psychopathology area and its application to the forensic and criminal field, as to promote a critical analysis and research attitudes.
Reading:
Taborda et al. (2004). Psiquiatria forense. Porto-Alegre:Artmed
Simões, M. & M. S. Pinho (Eds.). Psicologia Forense. Coimbra: Almedina - BFP
Maia, R., Nunes, L., et al.(2016). Dicionário Crime, Justiça e Sociedade. Lisboa: Edições Sílabo.- BFP
Dean et al. (2018). Risk of Being Subjected to Crime, Including Violent Crime,
After Onset of Mental Illness.JAMA Psychiatry. 2018;75(7):689-696- B-on
Paulino, M. & Ameida (2014). Psicologia da justiça & Ciências Forense. Perspetivas atuais. Lisboa: Pactor.
Pozueco, et al. (2015). Psicopatología, crimen violento, cine y realidad: desmontando mitos sobre psicópatas y psicóticos. Revista Criminalidad, 57 (2): 235-251 - B-On
Nunes, L. (2010). Crime e Comportamentos criminosos. Porto: BFP