Criminal profiling Course developed by Vita online Learning and Education
Criminal profiling is an investigative profession used to assist law enforcement and government agencies pursuing unknown perpetrators. Criminal Profilers typically have a background in forensic and/or investigative psychology, giving them the skills needed to recognize the personality traits and characteristics of criminals based on crime scene evidence.
Criminal profiling is the application of psychological theory to the analysis and reconstruction of the forensic evidence that relates to an offender’s crime scenes, victims and behaviours. It is intended as an investigative tool and attempts to go beyond the reconstruction and answer questions of intent and motivation
characters such as Hannibal Lecter of The Silence of the Lambs or Dr. Samantha Waters from The Profiler. While television and movies have raised awareness of crime profiling as a profession, as with most careers it’s important to separate fact from fiction.
The notion of a brilliant but deranged psychiatrist and murderer who spends his time in prison assisting rookie FBI agents on major cases is intriguing, but reality TV it’s not. Nonetheless, a career as a criminal profiler can be a tremendously fascinating and intellectually stimulating pursuit.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of Criminal profiling and are considering making a career change to become a Criminal profiler, with the aim of getting an insight and understanding of Criminal profiler, or existing Criminal profiler, 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 Criminal Profiler, though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full Criminal Profiling qualification
Criminal Profilers meticulously analyze information from crime scenes. They read reports from ballistics experts, bloodstain analysts and other forensic investigators, looking at every aspect of the crime to gather important insights into a suspects identity.
Education And Skill Requirements
Criminal profiling is one of many professions within the field of forensic psychology. Profilers undergo extensive education and training, as well as years of experience investigating violent crimes.. A successful profiler will need to have, at a minimum, a master’s degree.
Criminal Profiler Job Description
Essentially, the criminal profiler’s job is to create a psychological profile of a criminal suspect, which can then be used to help catch the suspect. This is done by examining evidence from the crime, interviewing witnesses and victims, and analyzing crime scenes. Information gleaned from these investigations can then be used to help the profiler determine a pattern of criminal behavior, which hopefully can be used to find out more about the suspect (and potentially help to catch him or her). Aside from developing profiles of real-world criminals, criminal profilers may also conduct research and write reports on patterns of criminal behavior by going through old case studies and interviewing convicted criminals.
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
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, e-books, exercise/goal setting sheets, weekly planners.
Full support is offered throughout the course which includes an assigned / dedicated tutor. This course also includes email support.
We also offer all students doing the home study training the opportunity to come along to our monthly best practice groups in Manchester at no extra cost. This greatly enhances learning.
The monthly support groups are free for all students and give you the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the techniques and skills taught on the course. For those that can’t attend the events we also film these monthly sessions and email a copy to all students each month. The practice groups are optional and not essential for completing the course.
The online courses are assessed by a written assignment 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 inhouse Criminal Profiler Certificate from Vita online Learning and Education for completing the course:
This course does not entitle you to work as a Criminal profiler and is an house program