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Criminal Psychology Diploma

The Criminal Psychology Diploma examines how psychology is used in the detection and prevention of crime.

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Course Title:Criminal Psychology Diploma

Awarding Body:NCFE

Average Duration:240 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Criminal Psychology Diploma Overview

A criminal psychologist is interested in why someone commits a crime, and their reactions after the crime has been committed.

Our Level 4 Diploma in Criminal Psychology is a comprehensive course, with 240 hours of study split across 17 interesting and in-depth modules.

Criminal psychology online courses that we offer provide an overview of criminal behaviour and the psychology behind it. It covers various research methods including how these methods help psychologists understand why some people turn to crime.

Criminal psychology is helpful in many crime-detecting fields, both in the investigation of crime and prosecutions. Criminal psychology courses online also look at ways in which this field of study can help convicted criminals too. You can also choose to study this course in a paper format.

The criminal psychology course covers such areas as;

  • Psychological, biological, sociological and developmental theories of crime
  • The influence of addiction on committing crime
  • Specific types of crime including sexual offences, arson, stalking, serial murder and terrorism
  • Mental health and crime
  • Offender profiling

There are various other specialist and additional courses that can be completed alongside or after successful completion of broad-based criminal psychology courses online.

What can you do after completing Criminal Psychology Diploma?

There are many avenues open to you after completing the course;

  • This Level 4 diploma is highly valued in many fields thus can open many avenues for career progression
  • Some students use it as a basis for a related degree programme
  • Many students go on to study additional courses related to the subject, such as Forensic Psychology and other related fields

There are rigorous assessments of work completed throughout the Criminal Psychology Diploma. An essay is completed after each section. Various activities also encourage you to organise information and your notes, teaching you the skills of organised and ordered thinking.

Benchmarked at Level 4 by NCFE, studying criminal psychology courses online allow you the flexibility to study and research key topics at a pace that suits you, at a time when you are comfortable learning.

Students find this an engaging and successful means of study. Why not join our growing community of online learners today?

Course Info

Course Title:Criminal Psychology Diploma

Awarding Body:NCFE

Average Duration:240 hrs

Course Support:12 months expert tutor support

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is required to study this Criminal Psychology course.

Assessment

At the end of each section of this Criminal Psychology course there are a number of activities, 50% of which are designed to get you to organise the information you have acquired into a format that you feel comfortable with. You are also required to write 1 x 500 word essay after completing each section. It is only the essays that need be submitted for assessment for this Criminal Psychology course. For those of you who have been away from academia for some time, there are some tips on how you might want to structure your essays.

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 4 (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.

  • Module 1: Theories of Crime (I) – Psychological
  • Module 2: Theories of Crime (II) – Biological
  • Module 3: Theories of Crime (III) – Sociological
  • Module 4: Theories of Crime (IV) – Developmental
  • Module 5: Substance Misuse (Drugs, Alcohol & Crime)
  • Module 6: Violence & Violent Offences
  • Module 7: Sex Offences
  • Module 8: Arson
  • Module 9: Stalking
  • Module 10: Serial Murder
  • Module 11: Terrorism
  • Module 12: Mental Health & Crime
  • Module 13: Offender Profiling
  • Module 14: Geographic Profiling
  • Module 15: Police Interviewing – The Suspect & The Witness
  • Module 16: Detecting Deception (Lie Detection, Polygraph etc.)
  • Module 17: Eyewitness Testimony

You will receive the Criminal Psychology course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Criminal Psychology course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

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Criminal Psychology Diploma Overview

A criminal psychologist is interested in why someone commits a crime, and their reactions after the crime has been committed.

Our Level 4 Diploma in Criminal Psychology is a comprehensive course, with 240 hours of study split across 17 interesting and in-depth modules.

Criminal psychology online courses that we offer provide an overview of criminal behaviour and the psychology behind it. It covers various research methods including how these methods help psychologists understand why some people turn to crime.

Criminal psychology is helpful in many crime-detecting fields, both in the investigation of crime and prosecutions. Criminal psychology courses online also look at ways in which this field of study can help convicted criminals too. You can also choose to study this course in a paper format.

The criminal psychology course covers such areas as;

  • Psychological, biological, sociological and developmental theories of crime
  • The influence of addiction on committing crime
  • Specific types of crime including sexual offences, arson, stalking, serial murder and terrorism
  • Mental health and crime
  • Offender profiling

There are various other specialist and additional courses that can be completed alongside or after successful completion of broad-based criminal psychology courses online.

What can you do after completing Criminal Psychology Diploma?

There are many avenues open to you after completing the course;

  • This Level 4 diploma is highly valued in many fields thus can open many avenues for career progression
  • Some students use it as a basis for a related degree programme
  • Many students go on to study additional courses related to the subject, such as Forensic Psychology and other related fields

There are rigorous assessments of work completed throughout the Criminal Psychology Diploma. An essay is completed after each section. Various activities also encourage you to organise information and your notes, teaching you the skills of organised and ordered thinking.

Benchmarked at Level 4 by NCFE, studying criminal psychology courses online allow you the flexibility to study and research key topics at a pace that suits you, at a time when you are comfortable learning.

Students find this an engaging and successful means of study. Why not join our growing community of online learners today?

Previous Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is required to study this Criminal Psychology course.

Assessment

At the end of each section of this Criminal Psychology course there are a number of activities, 50% of which are designed to get you to organise the information you have acquired into a format that you feel comfortable with. You are also required to write 1 x 500 word essay after completing each section. It is only the essays that need be submitted for assessment for this Criminal Psychology course. For those of you who have been away from academia for some time, there are some tips on how you might want to structure your essays.

You will receive the Criminal Psychology course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study Criminal Psychology course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

  • Module 1: Theories of Crime (I) – Psychological
  • Module 2: Theories of Crime (II) – Biological
  • Module 3: Theories of Crime (III) – Sociological
  • Module 4: Theories of Crime (IV) – Developmental
  • Module 5: Substance Misuse (Drugs, Alcohol & Crime)
  • Module 6: Violence & Violent Offences
  • Module 7: Sex Offences
  • Module 8: Arson
  • Module 9: Stalking
  • Module 10: Serial Murder
  • Module 11: Terrorism
  • Module 12: Mental Health & Crime
  • Module 13: Offender Profiling
  • Module 14: Geographic Profiling
  • Module 15: Police Interviewing – The Suspect & The Witness
  • Module 16: Detecting Deception (Lie Detection, Polygraph etc.)
  • Module 17: Eyewitness Testimony

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 4 (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.

Why should you choose NCC for your home learning?

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We promise to price match if you find the same course elsewhere. Contact our team within 14 days of purchase and we will refund the difference.

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We're the top rated home learning provider on the independent reviews site, Trustpilot - currently rated 9.7/10 for customer service.

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Unlike many distance learning providers, we offer our students the choice of learning online, or from a paper booklet.

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Payment Plans

Choose to pay for your course in full, or spread the cost with monthly instalments. Payment plans are interest-free, and no credit checks are undertaken.

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Tutor Support

Our course tutors are experts in their field. They're on hand to mark your assignments and offer feedback and guidance throughout your course.

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Your Pace

Work at your own pace. Our team will support you, but won't chase you for work or apply deadlines for submissions. 

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  • Great experience!

    By on 17 May 2016
    I recently completed the criminal psychology course and I found it really interesting and easy to follow. The material was fascinating to me and as someone who had an interest in psychology for years, this course was right up my street. My tutor was very helpful and the questions weren't too difficult, considering having a full time job alongside it.
    Overall great experience.
    Dear C Hynes
    Thank you for your review of NCC's Level 4 Criminal Psychology Diploma. We are really pleased that your tutor feedback was helpful and that NCC's home learning methodology worked well with your work and home life balance. Thanks for giving NCC Home Learning 5 stars along with your acknowledgement of your learning experience.

    Kind regards
    NCC Team
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  • Would definitely recommend NCC

    By on 14 March 2016
    I am halfway through my Criminal Psychology diploma (level 4) course and I have been very happy with it so far and would definitely recommend NCC because the course covers a great range of topics that most people will find interesting.

    The coursebook is thorough and has a good overview of all relevant theories. The topics of crime covered in the module are broad and varied, with my favourites being arson and developmental theories. Content is interesting and not too heavy and my tutor gives me good feedback for progression and answers any questions I have. They praise well and give useful criticism when needed. An action plan is set for you so you can try and stay on track.

    Overall a great course and I might consider doing another with NCC if it is relevant to my career progression.
    Dear Chester
    Many thanks for your review of the Criminal Psychology Level 4 Diploma, we are really pleased that you would recommend NCC Home Learning and that you are enjoying the courses to date. We note the point you have raised about a pass mark and you will appreciate that this can be subjective, but we will consider when we review at our next quality assurance meeting. Further, we will also ask our Programme Team to feedback to you regarding the statistics you mention to clarify what changes may be required. With regard to tutor contact, we work internationally and as such we need to monitor the communications that are going back and forward between the tutors and students which is why we route all correspondence through our centre. Additionally, in many instances our team are able to answer many of the questions raised. We thank you for taking the time to point out these areas and we will ensure that they are considered for the future benefit of NCC Home Leaning students. We wish you all the very best for the remainder of your course and if you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind regards,
    NCC Team
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  • Accreditation is not well respected

    By on 14 September 2015
    The material is well structured and the assignments have serious learning outcomes, but the accreditation for the diploma is perhaps not well respected. It would be nice to see it linked to a reputed university. In my opinion the material is sound and the assessment system sufficiently robust to be able to be taken on by a mainstream university. Also a level 5 diploma would be more useful as it could be used for work permit purposes for those seeking work abroad. A level 4 diploma is not taken very seriously when seeking overseas work. I am not sure if it has credibility in the UK.
    Dear Richard Moore
    Thanks so much for leaving a review of our Criminal Psychology Diploma. We’re so glad to hear that you found the course materials well-structured, and that the learning outcomes were sufficient for your needs.

    Our Criminal Psychology course is accredited by NCFE who are a nationally recognised awarding organisation and one of the largest in the UK.
    Unfortunately as NCC are a private home learning company, we don't link with universities as they offer different types of courses than we supply. Universities generally supply degree courses which NCC don't currently or plan to provide. It is great to hear that you think our materials and system are of university standard, however!

    We supply this course as a Level 4 Diploma, as the activities and materials are benchmarked at this level against Ofqual standards. As we are a home learning company, we don't currently supply any Level 5 Diplomas due to the advanced nature of the assessment, which would be difficult to achieve via distance learning.
    Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a detailed review.

    Kind regards,
    Sarah
    NCC Team
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  • Initial problem with tutor fixed

    By on 11 May 2015
    I seemed to have a problem with my initial tutor and found that I wasn't getting my submitted work back within a reasonable amount of time but since Philip Boyce took over the tutor role everything has been fine. Customer Services helped resolve the issue and have been helpful ever since and thanks to Shaun for his email replies when work was submitted on-line.
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  • Had some worries at first but had great support

    By on 16 March 2015
    I found changing tutors mid year daunting, but my preconceived worries proved to be silly and continued with good support. Thank you Shaun for your continued support throughout and Phillip for your kind feedback.
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  • I learned a lot!

    By on 4 March 2015
    I really enjoyed my studies. I have learned a lot of new information. Immersing myself in studies meant there was time for me to just study and learn something new about an area that fascinates me. The course was run promptly and efficiently, any technical difficulties (mostly my fault!) were handled swiftly and efficiently. There are a wide range of courses available so anybody can find something that interests them. My situation means going to college to study is impossible for me, distance learning gives you the opportunity to keep learning whilst still maintaining your responsibilities. It has worked very well for me.
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  • Great tutor - very insightful

    By on 9 February 2015
    I am continuing with a course in Advanced Psychology. Overall I have enjoyed doing the course very much. For most of the course my tutor was Tom Hanlon, I found his feedback clear and insightful and encouraged me to consider different/additional perspectives. He was also very encouraging of my continuing to study.
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  • Interesting and enjoyable

    By on 16 December 2014
    I would recommend this course to everyone, it is very interesting and thoroughly enjoyable.
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  • Very interesting and useful

    By on 13 December 2014
    I have enjoyed studying this course. I have found the modules very interesting and the feedback useful. Any questions I have had have been answered quickly and efficiently and tutor contact has been very well organised.
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  • Helped me decide to go to university

    By on 1 November 2014
    The criminal psychology course was an excellent follow on from criminology and has helped me make the dcision to now go on and study a degree in crime and criminology with the University of Portsmouth. The criminal psychology course was very diverse and covered many angles relating to crime and psychological side of it. The learning materials were easy to use and in understandle terms. Contact with a tutor was also sufficient and responses were quick and helpful. All round I found the course enjoyable and interesting.
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