Interventions with Offenders is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. Focusing in particular on psychological principles and research, the fundamental aim of the unit is to explore criminal rehabilitation methods, and critique them within the wider ethical, theoretical, and practical framework of the criminology debate.
To begin with, the current methods used to measure offender risk and assess needs will be described and evaluated within the broader historical context of the philosophy of offender treatment. Following this, the unit explores how different interventions need to be applied depending on the category of the offence, such as violent, sexual and substance abuse, while acknowledging how different approaches must be taken depending on the gender, age, and ethnic background of the perpetrator.
Ultimately, Interventions with Offenders arms its students with a wide theoretical knowledge base, which they can then use to identify the correct rehabilitation strategy for an offender. Furthermore, students will also learn the specific analytical tools to evaluate the relative success of a criminal intervention.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Master of Forensic Mental Health
Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice
You should also ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
Areas of study
In this Interventions with Offenders unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction and course overview: history/philosophies of offender treatment
Therapeutic process issues and assessment
Interventions with offending behaviours
Substance abuse offences
Offenders with mental disorders
Psychopathy and antisocial personality
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Master of Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University
And an approved elective in the following course:
Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Making a meaningful difference in helping someone turn their life around is as rewarding an opportunity as you’ll find in any career. Interventions with Offenders provides you with the theoretical foundations, as well as practical strategies to help you do exactly that.
Furthermore, as this unit does not simply teach the methodology, but also actively critiques it; successfully completing this unit lets employers know that you have a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of offenders, and how to rehabilitate them. Additionally, as offenders come from all demographics, the specific attention paid to particular groups also shows employers that you are ready to embark on individual case management.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interventions with Offenders from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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