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Criminal Psychology

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BPS309

Criminal Psychology Outline

Why do people commit crimes?

Develop your understanding of criminal psychology and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention. 

Why do psychopaths exist? Why do people commit crimes? How do we know what "crime" is when it changes over time and from society to society. This course provides a fascinating insight into the mind of the criminal and the work of the criminal psychologist." Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies),

Who should study this?

  • Legal secretaries, office staff, etc
  • Welfare officers, youth workers, and any other support service staff who may be working with disfunctional people

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  2. Psychological approaches to understanding crime
  3. Psychology and understanding serious crimes
  4. Mental disorder and crime 1 ... Learning disabilities and crime
  5. Mental Disorder and Crime 2 ... Psychopathy
  6. Gender and Crime
  7. Youth and Crime
  8. Psychology and the Police
  9. Psychology in the Courtroom
  10. Psychology and Crime Prevention

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Define crime and criminal psychology.
  • Discuss psychological theories and approaches to understanding crime.
  • Define serious crimes and explain the involvement of psychology.
  • Discuss the relationship between a person having a learning disability and committing crime.
  • Define psychopathy and discuss psychological theories relating to psychopathy.
  • Discuss gender differences associated with crime.
  • Discuss the psychological theories relating to youth and crime.
  • Discuss how psychology is used by the police.
  • Discuss how psychology is used in the court room.
  • Discuss the use of psychology in crime prevention.

Criminal Psychology

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BPS309