3-in-1 Criminology Course Bundle


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3-in-1 Criminology Course Bundle

Criminal profiling Course

Course syllabus 

An Introduction to Criminological Study
An Introduction to Forensic Science
The origins of criminology
Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour
Biological bases of behavior
The development of criminal profiling
Criminological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour
inside the mind of the criminal case studies on serial killers
Criminal profilers with doctoral degrees may also work in academia, teaching and publishing about their work. Criminal profilers may also be called upon to testify as expert witnesses in court proceedings
This course does not entitle you to work as a Criminal Profiler

Criminal Psychology Course

Course Syllabus:

Forensic Criminology

Social Forensic Psychology

• Defining criminal psychology

• Scope of criminal psychology

• Roles of the criminal psychologist

• The scientific method of psychological research

• Ethical considerations of psychological research

Social learning theory

Media and crime

Psychodynamic theory

– Focus of the research

– The hypothesis

– Data collection methods

– Analysing the data

– Reaching conclusions

– Reporting the results

– The usefulness of psychological research

• Factors that influence the incidence of criminal activity

• The major perspectives that try to explain causes of criminal behaviour:

– Biological/physiological theories

– Cognitions theories

– Behavioural theories

• Developmental theories

• Investigating a crime

• Witness reliability

• Factors that affect memory acquisition

• Factors that affect memory retention

• Factors that affect memory retrieval

• Interviewing witnesses

• Interviewing suspects

• Detecting lies

• Detecting false confessions

• Offender profiling

• Geographic profiling

• An overview of courtroom procedures

• How witnesses can affect a jury’s decision

• How child witnesses can affect a jury’s decision

• How expert witnesses can affect a jury’s decision

• How the judicial system can affect a jury’s decision

• How the juror reaches a decision

• Group decision making

• Group behaviour

• The range of punishments

• Imprisonment

• Problems inmates encounter in prison

• Support available in prisons

• Alternatives to imprisonment

• Rehabilitating prisoners

how psychology can further our understanding of offending behaviour

Psychology and Criminal Behaviour

Exploring Human Development

Forensic Psychology


Unit 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

History of development of Forensic Psychology

Unit 2 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Research Design and Methodology
Critical evaluation of psychological research

Unit 3 Theories of offending
Introduction to theories of offending
Theories of sexual offending
Theories of violent offending
Theories of fire-setting behaviour

Unit 4 Personal Attributes of Offenders
Personal characteristics of offenders
Personality disordered offenders
Psychopathic offenders
Mental Illness and offending

Unit 5 Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations – Offender Profiling
An Introduction to Offender Profiling
Approaches to Offender Profiling
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

Unit 6 Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom
Eye-witness testimony
Expert Witness testimony
Attitudes towards victims

Unit 7 Forensic Psychology in Practice
‘What works’ literature in reducing re-offending
Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending
Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of Forensic, criminal  psychology and are considering making a career change to become a Forensic, criminal  psychology, with the aim of  getting an insight and understanding of Forensic psychology, or existing Forensic psychologists, teachers, coaches or trainers looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in the Forensic, criminal  though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full Forensic Psychologist qualification

The course has been designed for someone without any prior knowledge of the subject and will allow the student to study the course at their own pace in their own home, emailed directly to your inbox. This course does not entitle you to work as a Forensic, criminal  pychologist , though will give you a solid knowledge base and an invaluable insight of  psychology without investing and committing a sizeable investment and time enrolling onto a college or university programme, the course gives you a great opportunity to test the water, and if you do enjoy it, you have a solid foundation. As after completing this course you may wish to continue your training with a college or university  to build a platform for your career

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependent upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material..

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 200 hrs

Whats Included in the Online Course:

Full e-course materials including an e-manual, exercise/goal setting sheets, weekly planners.

Full support is offered throughout the course which also includes email  support.

We also offer all students doing the home study training the opportunity to come along to our inspirational  monthly best practice groups in Manchester at no extra cost.

The monthly support groups are free for all students and give you the opportunity to see live demonstrations, techniques and skills across a broad range of subjects and inspirational guest speakers. For those that can’t attend the events we also offer a dedicated ustream channel .The practice groups are optional and cover a variety of different subjects are not essential for completing the course.

The online courses are assessed by a written assessment at the end of the course which consists of a question paper and written answers.

There is no time limit for completing the course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Help and support is always available from the training centre team through out your training. This course will take you up to 200 hours to complete working from home.


On completion of the course you will receive an in house Criminal forensic, or Criminal profile   Psychology Certificate from Vita online Learning and Education for completing the course:

This course does not entitle you to work as a Criminal, forsensic  Psychologist or criminal profiler, and is an house  program


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