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Master of permanent training in Forensic Social Work

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The master's degree aims to complement the training of active Social Work professionals or those who want to dedicate themselves in the future to social expertise. It will contribute to training in the necessary socio-legal skills and competencies, for a correct performance of the functions of the Social Worker in the field of the Administration of Justice and in the exercise from private practice, including knowledge about ethics, roles and functions to perform, tools, resources, organization of the judicial system and expert practice.

Objectives

  • Know the current judicial system and enter the social forensic field to define functions, roles and practices of the professional.
  • Identify the different tasks of the Social Worker in the judicial field
  • Improve the technical capacity of the social work professional and the application of the techniques and tools of social evaluation, to obtain evidence from various sources of information and issue opinions based on objectivity and impartiality.
  • Identify possible ethical dilemmas.
  • Prepare expert reports in accordance with current legal regulations.
  • Develop skills and abilities to appear in oral proceedings
  • Strengthen the role of the Social Worker within the framework of the new Administration of Justice
  • Train Social Work professionals with a specialized qualification to work in the expert field

Competences

GENERAL COMPETENCIES

  • Problem solving ability.
  • Ability to develop open and empathetic attitudes based on respect and recognition of diversity and multiculturalism
  • Capacity Ethical commitment.
  • Capacity for organization and planning.
  • Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Information management capacity.
  • Ability to analyze and search for information from various sources.

SPECIFIC COMPETENCES

  • Ability to act, when circumstances require, in defense of the interests of the people served, especially in obvious situations of risk
  • Ability to act in the resolution of risk situations arising from professional practice.
  • Ability to prepare and present stories and social reports respecting the ethical and professional principles of intervention in the professional forensic field.
  • Ability to use the usual techniques and instruments in social work, adapting them to the judicial environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary teams in order to collaborate in the establishment of goals and objectives, and even to contribute to the constructive management of possible disagreements.
  • Ability to manage conflicts, dilemmas and complex ethical problems, identifying them, designing resolution or overcoming strategies, and reflecting on said results and evaluating them.
  • Ability to ratify the expert opinion prepared in court and answer the questions asked by lawyers, prosecutors, judges and magistrates.

Program

Customer Service Modules A1 Basic legal concepts applied to social expertise ECTS Type8 Semester
Module A Contents
· Basic concepts of Civil Law
· Basic concepts of Criminal Law
· Basic concepts of Penitentiary Law
· Basic concepts of Procedural Law
Jurisdiction of minors
Free legal assistance
4 OB 1 º
The purpose of the course is to provide students with the theoretical-practical instruments of each of these disciplines that serve as an introduction and theoretical support to the rest of the Master's contents.      
Module B B1 Administration of Justice and Social Work 5 OB 1 º
Contents
- Organization and operation of the Administration of Justice
- History of social work in the Administration of Justice
- Affiliation and institutional dependency
- Competences of the social work professional in the Administration of Justice: expertise, assistance, follow-up and accompaniment
     
After explaining the organization and functioning of the Administration of Justice and the historical fit of Social Work, both the system of affiliation and competence of social work professionals are studied and a first approach to what their functions are in the Administration is carried out. of Justice      

Module C
C1 General concepts about the expert opinion
Contents:
- What is a professional expert?
- Training requirements
- Types of expertise professionals
- Appointment for issuance of expert evidence
- The expert opinion. Issuance and ratification in trial or oral hearing
- Cross out, recusal, abstention and inhibition
- The impartiality of the social expertise professional
1 OB 1 º
The subject examines all those aspects that refer to social expertise professionals, that is, requirements for the exercise, the expert opinion and the procedure for the appointment, taint, recusal and inhibition-      
Module D D1 The exercise of social expertise in the private sphere
Contents:
- Legal perspective of social expertise
- Types of private social expertise
- Terms and conditions for hiring private social expertise professionals
- The practice of private social expertise
- Professional fees and billing procedures
1,5 OB 1 º
The course aims to analyze all those aspects related to the types of private social expertise, its hiring, practice and remuneration.      
  E1 Sociological construction of intrasociety relations
Contents:
- Socialization procession
- Interdisciplinary gender construction
- Changes in roles and status
- Genesis of intrafamily violence
- Deviant and/or criminal behaviors and social vulnerability
1,5 OB 2 º
Module E - Special reference to the LGTBI collective      
The subject studies all those aspects that from sociology surround the professional practice of social expertise in its different areas of intervention, both referring to the environment and to the groups.      
E2 The principle of equal opportunities between men and women, gender violence and domestic violence
Contents:
- Equal opportunities between men and women,
- Gender violence. Types, new approaches and dimensions
- Domestic violence. Types, new approaches and dimensions
- Other types of violence
- Troubled relationships
1 OB 2 º
This subject studies the principle of equal opportunities and its scope, all types of violence and conflictive relationships with special attention to gender and domestic violence.      
module F F1 Professional practice in the Administration of Justice: General aspects
Contents:
- The Institutes of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences
- Common aspects and action protocols
- Configuration of technical teams, Multidisciplinarity in the judicial field
- The cientific method
- Techniques and instruments of professional practice
- The expert report
- The social expert opinion as a means of proof
3 OB 2 º
In the course, the configuration of the technical teams, the action protocols, the methodological aspects and the technical instruments of professional practice are studied, with special attention to the report and expert opinion that are common in all areas of intervention of social expertise. forensic.      
Module G G1 Professional practice in the Administration of Justice: Areas of action I
Contents:
- Family Courts
- Penitentiary surveillance courts
- Courts of violence against women
- Forensic Pathology Service of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences
8 OB 2 º
The subject studies the intervention of the professional social expert in the family courts, which are exclusively in charge of processing all legal proceedings related to marriage and relationships between parents and children (parent-child relationships), surveillance penitentiary that is in charge of supervising penitentiary activity, guaranteeing the rights of all inmates and correcting possible abuses and deviations that may occur by the Administration with respect to them, in compliance with the precepts of the penitentiary regime, of violence against women, which are the jurisdictional bodies that specifically instruct criminal acts derived from gender violence, that is, those committed by a man on his married or common-law partner or on a woman with whom he has a similar and stable relationship, even without coexistence. And, finally, the intervention of the social expertise professional in the forensic teams is essentially focused on obtaining the biographical data that may be relevant in the study of the person to be evaluated, with express reference to the level of the documented value thereof.      
  G2 Professional practice in the Administration of Justice: Areas of action II
Contents:
- Forensic Medical Clinic of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences
- Courts and Disability Prosecutor's Office
- Superior Courts of Justice
- Juvenile Courts
- Care and protection service for crime victims
8 OB 2 º
  In the subject of analyzing the intervention of the social expertise professional in the Clinic      
  Forensic Physician who is in charge of the functions related to medical-legal expertise and, in particular, the periodic control of the injured and the assessment of bodily harm that are the subject of procedural actions, as well as assistance or optional surveillance of detainees , the intervention of the professional in the Superior Courts of Justice, in the criminal jurisdiction of minors as judicial experts framed within the technical teams of minors and the Service of Attention and protection to victims of crime      
module H H1 Oratory and judicial ratification
Contents:
- Legal language and forensic oratory
- Body and gestural voice techniques
- Skills and competencies for the defense of the expert report
- Appearance of the expert and ratification in civil proceedings
- Appearance of the expert and ratification in criminal proceedings
2,5 OB 2 º
In addition to studying language and legal oratory and corporal and gestural voice techniques, it is analyzed how they are applied and what additional skills are required for ratification in civil and criminal processes.      
Module I I1 Ethics and professional responsibility
Contents:
- Ethical principles and criteria
- Code of Ethics
- Basic notions about professional responsibility
- Regulations on data protection
- The conflict of loyalties at a professional level
- The Professional Association of Forensic Social Work
1,5 OB 2 º
The course studies the Code of Ethics, the main standards and principles of professional responsibility and data processing, and the Associations of Forensic Social Work Professions      
module J H1 External practices 18 OB 2 º
External academic internships are regulated training activities carried out by Master's students, mainly in civil and criminal Courts and Tribunals, and are intended to apply and complement the knowledge acquired in theoretical training, in order to promote the acquisition of skills. and skills necessary for the exercise of forensic social expertise, facilitating their employability.      
module K K1 Final Degree Project 9 OB 2 º
  The TFM is the elaboration by the original social report under the supervision of the tutor or tutors of the University oriented to the application of the competences of the Master and that will be ratified before the Tribunal or Evaluation Commission constituted for that purpose.      

 

evaluation systems

During the academic year there will be three group tests made up of multiple choice questions, short questions and a practical case. The first of the tests will include the subjects from module A to D, the second test will include the subjects included in modules F and G, and finally, the third test will include the subjects included in modules E, H and I.

Each part of each of the tests will be weighted as follows: multiple choice test and short question test 60% and the practical course 40% of the final grade. In any case, in each of the tests you must obtain a grade of 5 or higher.

The final mark of the group tests will be the sum of those obtained in each one of them.

The final grade of the Master will be made up as follows:

The group tests weigh 25% of the final grade

External practices weigh 30% of the final grade

The Master's Final Project weighs 45% of the final grade

Recipients

No. of Places: 25

Number of places reserved: 2. When the number of applications that meet the access requirements exceeds the number of places available, a place is reserved for vulnerable groups (disability, victims of terrorism and gender violence, article 50 of the regulation) with the same selection criteria. In the event that said quota is not covered, it will pass to the general quota.

The start of the course is subject to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Academic Management and Faculty

Academic direction:

  • Pablo Benlloch Sanz
  • M. Visitation Saint Valentine

Along with teachers with permanent links to the URJC, most of those who form part of the cast of teachers on the Master's are active forensic social workers with extensive and proven professional experience in the different fields of social work in the Administration of Justice and in the provision of specialized training in social expertise.

Quality guarantee

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Results report

Once the follow-up of the Master of Lifelong Training has been carried out, the most relevant quantitative information on the results obtained in the follow-up of said Degree is shown.

General information collection plan

Within the quality assurance system of the Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:

- Student profile

- Teacher evaluation

- Degree of satisfaction:

  • Of the students
  • of the graduates
  • From the Faculty
  • Administration and Services Staff

- Labor insertion

- External internships:

  • Satisfaction of interns
  • External tutor satisfaction
  • Employer satisfaction

Survey results:

Improvement actions

The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the degree's Quality Assurance Commission will annually analyze the information derived from the degree's indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans if the results so indicate.

Duration and development

Modality: from distance

Number of credits: 60 credits

Horas: 600 hours

Expected start: 10 October 2024

Intended end: July 23, 2025

Reservation of place and enrollment

PERMANENT TRAINING MASTER'S DEGREE IN FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK

Start date: 10 October 2024

Pre-registration : June 9 to September 25, 2024

Registration: 27 to 2 October 2024

title price: 2.500 Euros

Pre-registration: €500. This amount is included in the total cost of the course and will be refunded if your academic application is not accepted. If, once the student's application is accepted, he/she does not formalize the registration, the amount deposited as pre-registration will not be returned.

The beginning of the course is conditioned to the minimum number of students enrolled.

No. of Places: 25

Number of places reserved: 2. When the number of applications that meet the access requirements exceeds the number of places available, a place is reserved for vulnerable groups (disability, victims of terrorism and gender violence, article 50 of the regulation) with the same selection criteria. In the event that said quota is not covered, it will pass to the general quota.

The start of the course is subject to the minimum number of students enrolled.

Documentation to attach, forms and place of delivery

the applicants they will present all the scanned documentation, in the formats allowed through the telematic self-registration application at the time of applying for admission to own degrees. They must compulsorily attach to their request the declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format.

At any time, both the Program Management and the Own Teaching Service may request the applicants to submit said certified/collated documentation through the General Registry, located on the Móstoles Campus, or in any of the registries assistants located in the different campuses of the Rey Juan Carlos University, or by sending it through Certified Mail to: Rey Juan Carlos University. General Registry. Avda. Tulipán s/n. 28933. Mostoles. Madrid

The student is responsible for the veracity and correctness of the data provided, exonerating the Rey Juan Carlos University from any responsibility and guaranteeing and being responsible for its accuracy, validity and authenticity.

Required documentation:

Students with a degree obtained from a Spanish university or a Higher Education Institution belonging to another Member State of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes access to own postgraduate degrees must present the following documentation:

  • National Identity Document or equivalent
  • University degree of the studies that give access to the requested postgraduate degree.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responsible declaration of veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Students with a foreign degree must present the following documentation:

  • Passport or Residence Card
  • Foreign Higher Education Degree (Graduate, Graduate, Architect, Engineer Doctor...) that give access to own postgraduate degree studies.
  • Certificate certifying that the studies carried out give access to an Official Postgraduate Degree in your country of origin, issued by the University of origin
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Declaration of the person responsible for the veracity of the data provided in digital format
  • Any other document that the Director of the Own Title specifically requires for its acceptance

Applicants with studies completed in foreign University Centers may be requested at any time a certificate of verification of these studies and centers, issued by an authorized Institution.

All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.