About the course

Course content

The aim of this course is for the student to develop in depth theoretical and criminological relevant knowledge about the risk concept and risk assessment of violence in prison and probation services, police work, and mental health contexts. An additional aim is for the student to develop knowledge in systematic literature review, by conducting a systematic literature review on a research question related to violence risk assessment.

The course begins with a general overview of the method systematic literature review and violence risk assessment. Thereafter, the students work individually or in group, with support from a supervisor, with the task of conducting a systematic literature review. The students presents their review studies at a compulsory seminar at the end of the course.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree with a major in social- or behaviour sciences or medicine and English 6.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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