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.
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 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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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 – Witness Investigation||00:20:00|
|Final Exam – Witness Investigation||00:20:00|
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