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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Applied Studies
Precluded course: CRJS 493 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for HSRV 493
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
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CRJS 493 is not available for challenge.
CRJS 493 - Risk Assessment and Threat Management is designed as a primer for students who work or intend to work in fields such as law enforcement, institutional or community corrections, and public or private security. Lawyers, educators, health care professionals, and conflict resolution specialists may also find this course helpful in their work. The first section includes a general overview of risk assessment, as well as a brief overview of theories of violence. The remainder of part one is devoted to risk assessment issues focused on various offender groups. The first half of the course closes with a unit devoted to risk management and intervention. The second half of the course focuses entirely on the process of threat assessment and management. During this part of the course, students will be exposed to state-of the-art threat assessment and management procedures, as well as the scientific literature on such topics as stalking and school violence.
CRJS 493 - Risk Assessment and Threat Management is divided into two parts and sixteen weekly units:
Your final grade in Criminal Justice 493: Risk Assessment and Threat Management will be based on the grades you achieve on two written assignments and the final exam. Please note that the passing grade for the final exam is 50%. Also note that the final exam will be based on all course materials, including the commentaries in the Study Guide. To receive credit for CRJS 493, students must a) complete all assignments, b) obtain a grade of 50% or better on the final exam, and c) have an overall course grade of at least “D” 50 per cent.
The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Most course materials for CRJS 493 are available online through your Moodle course site.
Meloy J. R. (2000). Violence risk and threat assessment: A practical guide for mental health and criminal justice professionals. San Diego: Specialized Training Services Press.
Calhoun, F. S., & Weston, S. W. (2003). Contemporary threat management: A practical guide for identifying, assessing and managing individuals of violent intent. San Diego: Specialized Training Services Press.
Webster, C.D., & Hucker, S.J. (2007). Violence risk assessment and management. West Sussex, England: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. (DRR).
All readings for this course are available in the Digital Reading Room (DRR). You will be directed to the appropriate readings throughout the course.
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, November 5, 2009.
Updated May 17, 2017 by Student & Academic Services