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Forensic Psychology Diploma

Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI222

Forensic psychologists are concerned with the application of psychology to the criminal justice system. The Forensic Psychology Diploma will give you an understanding of the psychological processes related to criminal behaviour.

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Course Description

Forensic Psychologists are concerned with the application of psychology to the criminal justice system, and with understanding the psychological processes related to criminal behaviour. They are sometimes known as ‘criminal psychologists’ or ‘investigative psychologists’. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and profiling. While this is one aspect it is not the only one, forensic also relates to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour.

They are sometimes known as 'criminal psychologists' or 'investigative psychologists'. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and profiling. While this is one aspect it is not the only one, forensic psychology also relates to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour. Forensic psychologists work not only with prisoners and offenders but also other professionals involved in the judicial and penal systems. In this Forensic Psychology Diploma we will adopt a research perspective to forensic psychology, beginning with a brief introduction to research methodologies followed by a very basic introduction to statistics for research.

Forensic psychologists work not only with prisoners and offenders but also other professions involved in the judicial and penal systems. In this Forensic Psychology Diploma we will adopt a research perspective to forensic psychology, beginning with a brief introduction to research methodologies followed by a very basic introduction to statistics for research.

The Forensic Psychology Diploma examines the psychology of violent crime and gives the student the opportunity to conduct their own research into the links between a particular mental disorder of their choice, and violent crime. Following on from this the Forensic Psychology Diploma makes a brief examination of serial murder and the different causal factors that have been put forward as contributing to the development of the serial killer.

The students is then invited to use their learning to date, together with their own research, to explore three serial killers and to produce a report of approximately five hundred words. Which examines the personas of the chosen serial killers in relationship to the popular urban myths identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and explain which they believe hinders the investigation of serial murder.

The Forensic Psychology Diploma will then proceed to examine the criminal activity between the links of substance misuse and abuse within the community. There are fifteen modules, all of which will explore a different aspect of forensic psychology.

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available when purchasing your Psychology Diploma, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.

Modules

  • Module 1: Introducing ResearchMethods
  • Module 2: Introducing Basic Statistics
  • Module 3: Psychology and Violent Crime
  • Module 4: Serial Killers
  • Module 5: Crime and Substance Abuse
  • Module 6: Child Abuse
  • Module 7: The Evidence of Children
  • Module 8: Criminal Responsibility and Psychiatric Defences
  • Module 9: Mental Disorder as a Defence
  • Module 10: Eyewitness Testimony
  • Module 11: Psychology in a Correctional Setting
  • Module 12: Psychology and Police Selection, Recruitment and Training
  • Module 13: Police Stress
  • Module 14: The Decision to Assist
  • Module 15: The Research Proposal and the Research Project Report

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme. This makes our Forensic Psychology course easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area.

Assessment

Completion of the research based learning activities accompanying each module contributes 70% of the assessment for the award of the Forensic Psychology Diploma. The last module of the course requires the student to produce a research proposal based on activities carried out during the Forensic Psychology Diploma. The student will be required to plan, conduct and report on a research project of their choice. The report will be approximately 5,000 words, that is 15 x A4 typed pages of 1.5 spacing. This research will account for the final 30% assessment for the Forensic Psychology Diploma.

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

Support

You will receive full personal tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Forensic Psychology Diploma. You can be assured that support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies. You have the freedom to start the Forensic Psychology Diploma at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration.

course description

Course Description

Forensic Psychologists are concerned with the application of psychology to the criminal justice system, and with understanding the psychological processes related to criminal behaviour. They are sometimes known as ‘criminal psychologists’ or ‘investigative psychologists’. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and profiling. While this is one aspect it is not the only one, forensic also relates to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour.

They are sometimes known as 'criminal psychologists' or 'investigative psychologists'. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and profiling. While this is one aspect it is not the only one, forensic psychology also relates to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour. Forensic psychologists work not only with prisoners and offenders but also other professionals involved in the judicial and penal systems. In this Forensic Psychology Diploma we will adopt a research perspective to forensic psychology, beginning with a brief introduction to research methodologies followed by a very basic introduction to statistics for research.

Forensic psychologists work not only with prisoners and offenders but also other professions involved in the judicial and penal systems. In this Forensic Psychology Diploma we will adopt a research perspective to forensic psychology, beginning with a brief introduction to research methodologies followed by a very basic introduction to statistics for research.

The Forensic Psychology Diploma examines the psychology of violent crime and gives the student the opportunity to conduct their own research into the links between a particular mental disorder of their choice, and violent crime. Following on from this the Forensic Psychology Diploma makes a brief examination of serial murder and the different causal factors that have been put forward as contributing to the development of the serial killer.

The students is then invited to use their learning to date, together with their own research, to explore three serial killers and to produce a report of approximately five hundred words. Which examines the personas of the chosen serial killers in relationship to the popular urban myths identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and explain which they believe hinders the investigation of serial murder.

The Forensic Psychology Diploma will then proceed to examine the criminal activity between the links of substance misuse and abuse within the community. There are fifteen modules, all of which will explore a different aspect of forensic psychology.

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available when purchasing your Psychology Diploma, therefore registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme. This makes our Forensic Psychology course easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area.

assessment

Assessment

Completion of the research based learning activities accompanying each module contributes 70% of the assessment for the award of the Forensic Psychology Diploma. The last module of the course requires the student to produce a research proposal based on activities carried out during the Forensic Psychology Diploma. The student will be required to plan, conduct and report on a research project of their choice. The report will be approximately 5,000 words, that is 15 x A4 typed pages of 1.5 spacing. This research will account for the final 30% assessment for the Forensic Psychology Diploma.

support

Support

You will receive full personal tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your Forensic Psychology Diploma. You can be assured that support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies. You have the freedom to start the Forensic Psychology Diploma at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration.

modules

Modules

  • Module 1: Introducing ResearchMethods
  • Module 2: Introducing Basic Statistics
  • Module 3: Psychology and Violent Crime
  • Module 4: Serial Killers
  • Module 5: Crime and Substance Abuse
  • Module 6: Child Abuse
  • Module 7: The Evidence of Children
  • Module 8: Criminal Responsibility and Psychiatric Defences
  • Module 9: Mental Disorder as a Defence
  • Module 10: Eyewitness Testimony
  • Module 11: Psychology in a Correctional Setting
  • Module 12: Psychology and Police Selection, Recruitment and Training
  • Module 13: Police Stress
  • Module 14: The Decision to Assist
  • Module 15: The Research Proposal and the Research Project Report
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

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