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PSY513 : Forensic Psychology

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Course Info

Course Category

Psychology

Course Level

Graduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

PSY101

Instructor

Dr. Asir Ajmal
Ph.D. in Psychology
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA

Course Contents

Introduction to forensic Psychology, Pros and cons of a career in Forensic psychology, Forensic psychology and police, Issues of police like use of Excessive force and corruption, PSTR (post shooting traumatic Response), Investigative psychology, Crime scene investigation, Psychological models of Violence, Instincts & violence, Psychoanalytical perspective And rage, Defense mechanisms and Violence, Difference of freudian unconscious and jungian collective unconscious, Behaviorist perspective and Violence, The schedules of reinforcement, Punishment schedules of punishment implications for violence, Social learning theory and Criminal behavior, Moral development and Violence, Bio-psycho-social model, Islamic perspective about violence, NAFS and violence, Treatments for the soul, Criminogenic personality, Borderline personality disorder (bpd), Terrorism and psychopaths, Learning disabilities/mental Retardation and violence, Assessment of personality Disorders, Psychopathy check list-revised, Risk assessment, Treatment of violent behavior / Personality, Group therapy for offenders, Psychotherapies in forensic Settings, Narrative therapy, Solution focused therapy, Scaling questions, Psychotherapy in forensic, Settings and special challenges, Forensic psychotherapy, Violence reduction program, Salient features of violent Reduction program, Victim support, Supportive therapies, Substance misuse treatment Program, Substance misuse treatment Program, Expert witness, Counter terrorism