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Forensic Psychology Short Course

The The Forensic Psychology Short Course aims to provide the learner with knowledge on Forensic Psychology.

Level 3 / Downloadable NCC Certificate / SHORT10

£95.00

Method of study

online

Course Title:Forensic Psychology Short Course

Awarding Body:Downloadable Certificate

Average Duration:10 hrs

Course Support:12 months access to course

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 short course 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 short course 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 short course 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 short course 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 short course 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.

This is a knowledge based online course, with a short multiple choice exam after you've read all of the learning material. A downloadable certificate will be available upon completion from NCC Resources

Course Info

Course Title:Forensic Psychology Short Course

Awarding Body:Downloadable Certificate

Average Duration:10 hrs

Course Support:12 months access to course

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This short course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Forensic Psychology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

Note: This is a self study short course, with a multiple choice exam for completion. You'll be provided with an NCC Certificate.

Assessment

There is no assessment, you'll complete a multiple choice exam to complete the short course.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this short course successful learners will be awarded a downloadable PDF NCC Certificate. This is not a qualification, however it will be looked upon favorably by any existing or future employer.

  • Module 1: Introducing Research Methods
  • 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

You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

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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 short course 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 short course 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 short course 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 short course 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 short course 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.

This is a knowledge based online course, with a short multiple choice exam after you've read all of the learning material. A downloadable certificate will be available upon completion from NCC Resources

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This short course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Forensic Psychology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

Note: This is a self study short course, with a multiple choice exam for completion. You'll be provided with an NCC Certificate.

Assessment

There is no assessment, you'll complete a multiple choice exam to complete the short course.

You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

  • Module 1: Introducing Research Methods
  • 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

At the end of this short course successful learners will be awarded a downloadable PDF NCC Certificate. This is not a qualification, however it will be looked upon favorably by any existing or future employer.

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