Module introduction

Learning outcomes

 

By the end of this module we hope you will understand:

 

  • the epidemiology of homicide offences with reference to perpetrator, offence and victim characteristics

 

  • the criminal justice pathways relevant to homicide suspects

 

  • the relationship between mental disorders and homicide

 

  • the legal defences to a murder charge

 

  • the impact of homicide offences on perpetrators, indirect victims and psychiatric services.

 

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