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Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma

Level 3 / NCFE Certificate / PI408

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This Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma looks at why people commit the crimes that they do. It looks at how these tools are used by law enforcement agencies to do their job, and address the role of a criminal profiler in this process.

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Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma overview

This Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma looks at why people commit the crimes that they do. It looks at how these tools are used by law enforcement agencies to do their job, and address the role of a criminal profiler in this process.

Offender or criminal profiling is an investigative tool used by law enforcement agencies. It is used to identify the characteristics of criminals who may have committed the crime under investigation. It analyses patterns in certain crimes, with psychologists giving their input into why, how and what type of character could commit a crime.

Criminal or offender profiling can be descriptive, as well as predictive. Keen amateur sleuths will have realised that many TV crime dramas base their detection techniques on calculating who they could be looking for in relation to the crime.

It is certainly intriguing to understand why and how some people commit crimes and in the way that they do. This is why the Psychology of Criminal profiling course is one of our most popular.

Forensic science, criminology and criminal profiling courses online have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Dramas and documentaries have fired the imagination, with many people undertaking home study courses as a way of satisfying this thirst for knowledge.

A criminal act is committed by a criminal. Why someone commits a crime is not always explained or examined in detail. ‘Why?’ is the biggest question and for some offenders, they themselves sometimes can have no real sense or reason as to what they did and why.

Increasingly, law enforcement agencies are turning to forensic profiling or criminal profiling to help find some of these answers.

At a crime scene, a criminal not only leaves physical evidence but psychological evidence too. The ferocity of the attack, for example, the way in which the murder was committed, the placement of the body are all indications of the criminal's thought patterns, emotions, and motivation. 

As with other forensic and criminal profiling courses, this course from NCC looks at past cases to highlight the skills needed in a profiler.

Across the 12 modules which you can choose to study either online or via a paper-based course, you will examine cases such as the Yorkshire Ripper, the Mad Bomber of New York and the Dunblane Massacre. Attempting to understand these atrocities may help in future crime detection.

Are forensic and psychology criminal profiling courses for me?

If you have a keen interest in crime and psychology, this course will be of interest to you. Many students come to this course after studying the Level 3 qualification in Criminal Profiling. You could also go on to study similar, related courses such as a criminalistics or a general, broad-based psychology qualification. 

Modules

Module 1: An introduction to Profiling Criminals
Module 2: Cayetano Santos Godino
Module 3: The Monster of Dusseldorf
Module 4: The Mad Bomber of New York
Module 5: The Acid Bath Murderer
Module 6: Who was the Boston Strangler?
Module 7: The Yorkshire Ripper
Module 8: John Wayne Gacy
Module 9: The Muswell Hill Murderer
Module 10: Doctor Death
Module 11: The Dunblane Massacre
Module 12: Conclusion

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no previous knowledge or experience is required to study the Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma. This makes our Psychology of Criminal Profiling programme easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area.

Assessment

At the end of each Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma module there are a number of questions which need to be answered fully and marked by your tutor to gain your Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma Certificate.

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 the Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma 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 12 month unlimited support is available for your home study Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

course description

Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma overview

This Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma looks at why people commit the crimes that they do. It looks at how these tools are used by law enforcement agencies to do their job, and address the role of a criminal profiler in this process.

Offender or criminal profiling is an investigative tool used by law enforcement agencies. It is used to identify the characteristics of criminals who may have committed the crime under investigation. It analyses patterns in certain crimes, with psychologists giving their input into why, how and what type of character could commit a crime.

Criminal or offender profiling can be descriptive, as well as predictive. Keen amateur sleuths will have realised that many TV crime dramas base their detection techniques on calculating who they could be looking for in relation to the crime.

It is certainly intriguing to understand why and how some people commit crimes and in the way that they do. This is why the Psychology of Criminal profiling course is one of our most popular.

Forensic science, criminology and criminal profiling courses online have seen a surge in popularity in recent years. Dramas and documentaries have fired the imagination, with many people undertaking home study courses as a way of satisfying this thirst for knowledge.

A criminal act is committed by a criminal. Why someone commits a crime is not always explained or examined in detail. ‘Why?’ is the biggest question and for some offenders, they themselves sometimes can have no real sense or reason as to what they did and why.

Increasingly, law enforcement agencies are turning to forensic profiling or criminal profiling to help find some of these answers.

At a crime scene, a criminal not only leaves physical evidence but psychological evidence too. The ferocity of the attack, for example, the way in which the murder was committed, the placement of the body are all indications of the criminal's thought patterns, emotions, and motivation. 

As with other forensic and criminal profiling courses, this course from NCC looks at past cases to highlight the skills needed in a profiler.

Across the 12 modules which you can choose to study either online or via a paper-based course, you will examine cases such as the Yorkshire Ripper, the Mad Bomber of New York and the Dunblane Massacre. Attempting to understand these atrocities may help in future crime detection.

Are forensic and psychology criminal profiling courses for me?

If you have a keen interest in crime and psychology, this course will be of interest to you. Many students come to this course after studying the Level 3 qualification in Criminal Profiling. You could also go on to study similar, related courses such as a criminalistics or a general, broad-based psychology qualification. 

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no previous knowledge or experience is required to study the Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma. This makes our Psychology of Criminal Profiling programme easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about this subject area.

assessment

Assessment

At the end of each Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma module there are a number of questions which need to be answered fully and marked by your tutor to gain your Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma Certificate.

support

Support

You will receive the Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma 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 12 month unlimited support is available for your home study Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

modules

Modules

Module 1: An introduction to Profiling Criminals
Module 2: Cayetano Santos Godino
Module 3: The Monster of Dusseldorf
Module 4: The Mad Bomber of New York
Module 5: The Acid Bath Murderer
Module 6: Who was the Boston Strangler?
Module 7: The Yorkshire Ripper
Module 8: John Wayne Gacy
Module 9: The Muswell Hill Murderer
Module 10: Doctor Death
Module 11: The Dunblane Massacre
Module 12: Conclusion

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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    Amazingly brilliant course!

    I am really glad to have completed this course. I have always found the subject matter to be highly interesting, which is the reason why I feel so proud and empowered to have gained such qualification. Sometimes, I did not know whether or not I was on the right track.

    However, the feedback I received from my tutor helped and encouraged me to complete the course. I would like to thank my tutor Philip Boyce and the whole NCC Team for providing me support and guidance in order to complete this course.

    I encourage everyone to do a course with NCC, who have won many awards during the last few years in providing amazing value in terms of course material, support and guidance.
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