Evaluation and Treatment of the Adult Offender   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

FO 619 - Evaluation and Treatment of the Adult Offender

Prerequisite(s): FO 613  and FO 617 . This course acquaints students with the most common adult criminal forensic evaluations conducted by forensic mental health professionals, theories associated with criminal behavior, and the various treatment modalities provided to adult offenders. Students gain a basic understanding of the legal criteria upon which criminal forensic evaluations are based, the appropriate methodology to perform competent and objective forensic assessments, the mental health services delivered to adult offenders in prison and community settings, and some of the ethical and professional difficulties that a forensic mental health professional encounter.  (2 credits)