Postgraduate Course: Assessment and Risk Practices in Criminal Justice Protection (SCWR11030)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will explore an activity in criminal justice social work practice assessment. This will be examined in a broad theoretical sense and specifically in relation to the core activities of assessment/ report writing for the courts and parole board.
A key component of assessment is the assessment of risk. The Report of the 21st Century Review of Social Work (Scottish Executive, 2006) calls for the development of new approaches and skills in risk management that promote excellence in social work and a move away from risk-averse, managerialist practice to planned risk-taking that protects individuals, maximises opportunities for their personal development and strengthens professional autonomy.
This course will provide a full understanding of the concept of risk, risk assessment and risk management within the parameters of best practice and statutory duties.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of the course students should be able to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of assessment
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of best practice associated with court/parole report writing
Evidence a critical understanding of the concepts of risk/ risk assessment
Demonstrate understanding of concepts of values, rights and responsibilities.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Bill Whyte
Tel: (0131 6)51 1462
|Course secretary||Mrs Gillian Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3244