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Introduction to Sex Offender Management (CRIM90022)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCRIM90022
Winter Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed to provide an introduction to issues about sexual offending pathways, risk, and effective management of sexual offenders in a correctional or justice setting. The subject will comprise three modules on:

  • Understanding sexual offenders: typologies, offence pathways and risk (2 days)
  • Motivation: Behaviour change with sexual offenders (2 days)
  • Vicarious trauma and self management: The impact of working with sexual offenders (1 day)

Intended learning outcomes

This subject should provide knowledge and skills relating to:

  • the nature and complexities of sexual offenders, their offence pathways and how to interrupt an offence pathway;
  • ideas about risk and the various forms of risk including risk of recidivism;
  • interacting with offenders in a way that supports their own motivation to commence and maintain change; and
  • self-care strategies, so that students are more resilient and better prepared to protect themselves against vicarious trauma.

Generic skills

Though participation in the course and completion of assessment students should acquire skills in:

  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
  • An ability to derive, interpret and analyse social and technical information from primary and other sources;
  • Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate inter-personal communication methods;
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills to allow informed dialogue about case management issues with individuals and groups;
  • Ability to investigate, analyse and solve problems in applied situations;
  • Highly developed skills in time and organisational management through participation in all subjects.

Last updated: 17 July 2019