Criminal Psychology Online Course

Criminal Psychology

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 6 units
  • 120 guided learning hours

Criminal Psychology

Criminal psychology is the study of everything that plays a part in criminal behaviour, the thoughts, emotions and motivations of criminals. It also examines the use of psychology in crime, its detection and prevention. Essentially, criminal psychology is concerned with what makes someone commit a crime and their reactions after the crime has occurred.

About Our Criminal Psychology Course

This criminal psychology training course provides an overview of the psychology of criminal behaviour and the use of psychology in crime, its detection and prevention. The course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviours, the use of psychology in helping to understand why some people turn to crime, how criminal psychology can be useful to criminal investigations and prosecutions, and how criminal psychology can help convicted criminals.

What Could I Do After Taking This Criminal Psychology Course?

Build your career. If you wish to build your career in criminal psychology, you could continue your training and education in criminology, psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.

Obtain a degree. To work as a criminal psychologist, you’ll need a psychology degree.

Work as a psychological assistant. If you’ve already earned 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, and have an understanding of IT and statistics, you could apply for a position as a psychological assistant, then use this experience as a step toward becoming a fully qualified psychologist.
 

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Introduction

  • Defining criminal psychology
  • Scope of criminal psychology
  • Roles of the criminal psychologist


Unit 2 Researching Criminal Behaviours

  • The scientific method of psychological research
  • Ethical considerations of psychological research
  • Designing a research study/experiment:

Focus of the research

The hypothesis

Data collection methods

Analysing the data

Reaching conclusions

Reporting the results

The usefulness of psychological research


Unit 3 How Criminal Psychology can be used to Understand Crime

  • 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


Unit 4 How Criminal Psychology can be used in Criminal Investigations

  • 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


Unit 5 How Criminal Psychology can be used in Prosecutions

  • 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


Unit 6 How Criminal Psychology can be used with Convicted Criminals

  • A Brief history of punishments
  • The range of punishments
  • Imprisonment
  • Problems inmates encounter in prison
  • Support available in prisons
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
  • Rehabilitating prisoners
  • Offender behaviour programmes

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Criminal Psychology

Criminal psychology is the study of everything that plays a part in criminal behaviour, the thoughts, emotions and motivations of criminals. It also examines the use of psychology in crime, its detection and prevention. Essentially, criminal psychology is concerned with what makes someone commit a crime and their reactions after the crime has occurred.

About Our Criminal Psychology Course

This criminal psychology training course provides an overview of the psychology of criminal behaviour and the use of psychology in crime, its detection and prevention. The course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviours, the use of psychology in helping to understand why some people turn to crime, how criminal psychology can be useful to criminal investigations and prosecutions, and how criminal psychology can help convicted criminals.

What Could I Do After Taking This Criminal Psychology Course?

Build your career. If you wish to build your career in criminal psychology, you could continue your training and education in criminology, psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.

Obtain a degree. To work as a criminal psychologist, you’ll need a psychology degree.

Work as a psychological assistant. If you’ve already earned 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, and have an understanding of IT and statistics, you could apply for a position as a psychological assistant, then use this experience as a step toward becoming a fully qualified psychologist.
 

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Introduction

  • Defining criminal psychology
  • Scope of criminal psychology
  • Roles of the criminal psychologist


Unit 2 Researching Criminal Behaviours

  • The scientific method of psychological research
  • Ethical considerations of psychological research
  • Designing a research study/experiment:

Focus of the research

The hypothesis

Data collection methods

Analysing the data

Reaching conclusions

Reporting the results

The usefulness of psychological research


Unit 3 How Criminal Psychology can be used to Understand Crime

  • 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


Unit 4 How Criminal Psychology can be used in Criminal Investigations

  • 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


Unit 5 How Criminal Psychology can be used in Prosecutions

  • 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


Unit 6 How Criminal Psychology can be used with Convicted Criminals

  • A Brief history of punishments
  • The range of punishments
  • Imprisonment
  • Problems inmates encounter in prison
  • Support available in prisons
  • Alternatives to imprisonment
  • Rehabilitating prisoners
  • Offender behaviour programmes

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

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