Criminal Psychology

lcrim2103  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Criminal Psychology
6.00 credits
45.0 h + 15.0 h
Englebert Jérôme;
Main themes
- To specify on what carries and of what the step of psychology consists to deal with the psychological significance of the delinquency.
- To locate its anthropological, epistemological and methodological bases.
- To question the difference delinquency not-delinquency.
- To distinguish clinical research and the scientific inquiry or the experimental investigation.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 - To understand the contributions of psychology to the models and methods of criminology and the study of delinquency.
The course is dedicated to the understanding of the man (offender). Beyond a consideration of the individual reduced to his criminal dimension, the basic objective consists in a study of the "man in situation" meeting the particularities of delinquency. Carrying out this complex task (and therefore proceeding to a series of deconstructions), consists in proceeding 1/ to an understanding of the prison experience, 2/ to an understanding of the delinquent individual and the criminological processes, 3/ to an understanding (through the practice of expertise) of the innocent or guilty subject, 4/ to an analysis of the history of the psychological understanding of delinquents. Final, 5/ a comprehensive analysis of Jonas case will be carried out.
Evaluation methods
Written exam
Attendance at practical sessions is required. In accordance with article 72 of the General Regulations for Studies and Examinations, the Professors may propose to the jury that a student who has at least two unjustified absences for the practical sessions, be refused registration for the January, June or September session.
Teaching materials
  • Livre de référence : Englebert, J. (2013). Psychopathologie de l’homme en situation : Le corps du détenu dans l’univers carcéral. Paris : Hermann. Seconde édition 2017.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Criminology