Witness Investigation

Witness Investigation

Overview of Witness Investigation Course

The Witness Investigation course will guide you through the principles of psychology that enables experts to obtain evidence from eyewitnesses at a crime. Although there have been enormous advances in forensic science over the last few years, the words and thoughts of a witness will always carry just as much importance.     

This comprehensive investigation training course will enable you to challenge your preconceptions and understand how to procure trustworthy testimonies from individuals. Along with witness psychology, you’ll be taught how to develop your investigative intuition and the failings of human memory and sense that can contribute to miscarriages of justice.       

Once you start this online course, you’ll be presented with real-life scenarios and testimonies, that will allow you to test your investigation techniques and skills of deduction actively.

Witness Investigation 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 certificate 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 course will be incredibly interesting and involving for anybody with the faintest interest in human psychology and the process of the justice system in the UK. No previous knowledge or qualification is needed to experience this training program.


The Witness Investigation 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. 

Career Path

When you complete this course, you will have gained an innate understanding of how witness statements are gathered and used in a court of law. This may be useful if the student intends to enter a career where investigation and social interaction is required, or on a personal level where they have a genuine passion for the subject matter.

Course Curriculum

Introduction: About the Course and the Tutor 00:03:00
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
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
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Witness Investigation 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Witness Investigation 00:20:00

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