Where do Criminal Psychologists actually work?
What is a Criminal Psychologist?
A Criminal Psychologist can also be known as a Forensic Psychologist. A Criminal Psychologists will study the thoughts, intentions and also the reactions of offenders. When considering a career as a Criminal Psychologist please be aware it is not for the faint hearted! You will be exposed to a number of horrific situations. A career in this field may cause emotional distress
So it is vital that you are able to fulfil your role without getting emotionally involved. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the interest of a career in this field due to a number of TV shows for example Criminal Minds.
Where they actually work?
Working as a Criminal Psychologist you are more than likely to find yourself working in both office and court settings. Criminal Psychologists are likely to find themselves spending a large amount of time researching a criminal and looking into their history. Not only this, they will also spend time conducting interviews with suspects as well as giving testimonies within the courtroom. You can also expect to view graphic images of the crime scene which you may find disturbing.
NCC Home Learning offer a Criminal Psychology course which is reasonably priced at £475.00. This course will provide students with a real insight into a range of topic areas surrounding this subject. You can expect to learn more about the theories of crime, serial murder, offender profiling and mental health and crime just to name a few!
You are sure to find this programme fascinating and rewarding. It is important that you take the time to understand what it really entails to work in the role of a Criminal Psychologist. You will need look at your skills set and ambition for a career in this field. Do you think you are emotionally strong enough to deal with a number of disturbing crime scenes? If you think you have what it takes to become a Criminal Psychologist then why not pursue a career in this area!