Criminal Psychology

Criminal Psychology

17 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Overview

The Criminal Psychology Course will provide you with the first steps towards a fascinating career as a Criminal Psychologist within the UK justice system. It has been written by experts to help you move towards understanding the root causes of criminal behaviour and how it can be dealt with.  

This exceptional course looks at the history of criminal psychology and how it fits in with today’s Police Force. You’ll learn the origins for the many different types of criminal acts, from violent assaults to cyber-crime, as well as discovering the links between a person’s mental health and the possible disorders that can lead to them breaking the law.   

By completing this validated criminal psychology course, you will have proven your ability and skill at understanding the role of behavioural analysis in the UK law system, which can open the doors to many different careers. 

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Text/Video lessons
  • Online study materials

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

Who is This course for?

This Criminal Psychology course is suitable for anyone interested in working in this sector or who simply wants to learn more about the topic. If you’re an individual looking to excel within this field then Criminal Psychology course is for you.

Requirements

The Criminal Psychology course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16. 

Course Curriculum

Introduction
Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending 00:07:00
History of development of Forensic Psychology 00:06:00
Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Research Design and Methodology 00:12:00
Critical evaluation of psychological research 00:09:00
Criminology
What is Criminology? 00:10:00
Understanding Crime 00:10:00
Classification and Measurement of Crimes 00:10:00
Characteristics of Offenders (Criminals) 00:05:00
Theories of Offending
Introduction to theories of offending 00:06:00
Theories of sexual offending 00:08:00
Theories of violent offending 00:08:00
Theories of fire-setting behaviour 00:08:00
Personal Attributes of Offenders
Personal characteristics of offenders 00:06:00
Personality disordered offenders 00:06:00
Psychopathic offenders 00:07:00
Mental Illness and offending 00:07:00
Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations
An Introduction to Offender Profiling 00:05:00
Approaches to Offender Profiling 00:05:00
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling 00:06:00
Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom
Eye-witness testimony 00:09:00
Expert witness testimony 00:04:00
Attitudes towards victims 00:06:00
Forensic Psychology in Practice
’What works’ literature in reducing re-offending 00:06:00
Incident management (Crisis Negotiation) 00:08:00
Introduction: About the Course and the Tutor 00:03:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Criminal Psychology 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Criminal Psychology 00:20:00

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