Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2016–2018
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Organised by
Person in charge
Patrick Jern
Preceding studies
Only for students majoring in psychology or law.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide practical skills for the writing and evaluation of forensic psychological assessments.
One should have previously attended Forensic Psychological Assessment 1 (also current attendance qualifies).


The course consists of a series of lectures on different aspects of forensic psychological assessments (e.g. child sexual abuse investigation, cognitive biases involved, Bayesian statistics and investigation). The students, in groups, will also write a report based on case material provided. After the lectures the students take an oral exam based on the lectures and scientific articles.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English

80% of lectures attended; mandatory attendance for seminars.
30 x 45 min seminars, independent work with the case.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Oral examination of lectures and of a book regarding forensic psychological assessment (1/2 of the final grade), writing a forensic psychological assessment report (1/2 of the final grade). Also the active participation in the seminars during which the reports are discussed will be considered in the final grade.

Recommended year of study

4th-6th year autumn

Study materials

Kuehnle and Connell: The evaluation of child sexual abuse allegations: a comprehensive guide to assessment and testimony.
Other course material:
The lecturer will inform about further reading materials at the beginning of the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Psykologian ja logopedian laitos