Social Work with Offenders

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSAA0604
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Bragge, Aira
Teacher Team: Nyman, Ahti
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SA-2010   2 autumn   2.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
S-SA-2010V   2 autumn   2.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
S-SA-2011   2 autumn   2.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
S-SA-2012   2 autumn   2.0        
S-SA-2012V   2 autumn   2.0        
S-SA-2013   2 spring   2.0        
SA-2014   2 spring   2.0        
SA-2014V   2 autumn   2.0        
SA-2015   2 spring   2.0        
SA-2016   2 spring   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student gets acquainted with the explanative theories of criminality and the principles of criminal work. The student familiarizes with different operators and organizations in the criminal work field. The student gets acquainted with helping methods and customs for victims of crime. The student works with his own relationship with criminals and criminality.

Student's Workload

The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basic studies of own branch

Contents

Criminality, criminal policy, probation and aftercare services, theories explaining criminality, victims of crime, supporting forms for victims of crime, legal proceedings as a process, implication system, prevention, social rehabilitation.

Recommended or Required Reading

Visiting lecturers
Literature:
Kjällman, Petra. 2011. Rikoksen uhrin käsikirja.PS-kustannus.
Kjällman, Petra. 2002. Rikoksella loukattu: rikoksen uhrin käsikirja. Rikosuhripäivystys. Vantaa: Dark Oy.
Lavikkala, Raino & Linderborg, Henrik 2011. Rikosseuraamustyön kehittämisen kysymyksiä. Rikosseuraamusalan koulutuskeskus, Vantaa.
Linderborg, Henrik, Suonio Mari & Lassila Tytti (toim.) 2014. Sosiaalityö ja sosiaalinen tuki rikosseuraamusalalla. Rikosseuraamuslaitoksen julkaisuja 1/ 2014. Saatavilla
http://www.rikosseuraamus.fi/fi/index/ajankohtaista/julkaisut/risenjulkaisusarja/sosiaalityojasosiaalinentukirikosseuraamusalalla
Independent study.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Learning task from the basis of the visit lectures and the literature

Assessment Criteria

K5
The student plans, estimates, explains and develops his own activity (reflection), his relationship to criminals and criminality, also critically. The student knows how to evaluate the working process of criminal work (connections between people in criminal work) to develop better methods.

H3-H4
The student knows how to analyse his own actions (reflection), his relationship to criminals and criminality, also critically. The student knows how to analyse the working process of criminal work (connections between people in criminal work). The student is able to apply the theory concerning criminal work into possible hands-on situations.

T1-T2
The student recognizes the principles of criminal work. The student knows how to define the different operators and organizations in the field of criminal work. The student identifies methods and ways of helping victims of crimes. The student knows how to describe the working process of criminal work.

Assessment Methods

Numeric evaluation.

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