This webinar will focus on the topic of forensic psychology. Specifically: –
Problems in defining crime: Ways of measuring crime, official statistics, victim surveys and offender surveys
Offender profiling: top-down, bottom-up, investigative psychology and geographical profiling
Biological explanations: atavistic form, genetics and neural explanations
Psychological explanations: Eysenck’s theory of the criminal personality, cognitive explanations (moral reasoning, attribution), differential association and psychodynamic explanations
Dealing with offender behaviour: Aims of custodial sentencing and its effects. Recidivism. Behaviour modification, anger management and restorative justice programmes
The focus will be on teaching. You will be given innovative and active ideas for delivering this topic to students effectively. We will discuss how to make the learning ‘stick’ and strategies for making the content accessible to lower ability students and stretch and challenge for the more able will also be discussed. We will also look at the assessment requirements of this topic and how to ensure students can access top grades. Upgrade your lessons from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’!
There will be an opportunity for sharing good practice and discussion.