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Criminology for Beginners

Criminology for Beginners has been written for those who wish either to study criminology for fun or to sample a taster for further study and accreditation.  It has been written in easy to follow terms and will enable the student to understand the basics behind Forensics, Autopsies, Types of Criminals, Processing a Scene of Crime, Profiling Methods, and will examine past cases and policing methods as well as Crime and Punishment.

About Criminology

Primarily concentrating on murder cases the student will be able to gather an understanding of how autopsies provide information and clues not just to cause of death but also the life style of the victim and the possible identity of the perpetrator of the crime.

Lesson One: What is Criminology?

  • Poisons
  • The Case of Florence Maybrick.
  • The Case of Charles LeFarge

Lesson Two: Knives

  • The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part One)
  • Victims

Lesson Three: The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part Two)

  • Victims and Suspects
  • Possible Victims
  • Psychological Profiling                 

Lesson Four: Parricide and Matricide.

  • The Case of Lizzie Borden
  • The Case of Jo Ann Kiger
  • The Case of Francis Blandy
  • Somnambulism

Lesson Five: The Post Mortem / Autopsy

  • Entomology
  • Processing A Scene Of  Crime
  • Cold Cases
  • The Case of Lord Lucan

Lesson Six: Prostitution

  • Case of Jack the Stripper
  • The Serial Killer
  • Maslow - hierarchy of needs
  • The Case of Burke and Hare
  • The Case of  Bela Kiss
  • The Case of  Peter Sutcliffe

Lesson Seven: The Black Dahlia

  • The Case of  Jean Spangler
  • The Case of Marian Parker
  • Missing Persons
  • Kidnapping

Lesson Eight: Execution

  • Methods of Execution.
  • Capital punishment
  • The Case of Ruth Ellis
  • The Last Men To Be Executed In England
  • Albert Pierrepoint
  • Hangmen of the United Kingdom
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Profumo Case

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Criminology for Beginners Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Criminology for Beginners

Criminology for Beginners has been written for those who wish either to study criminology for fun or to sample a taster for further study and accreditation.  It has been written in easy to follow terms and will enable the student to understand the basics behind Forensics, Autopsies, Types of Criminals, Processing a Scene of Crime, Profiling Methods, and will examine past cases and policing methods as well as Crime and Punishment.

About Criminology

Primarily concentrating on murder cases the student will be able to gather an understanding of how autopsies provide information and clues not just to cause of death but also the life style of the victim and the possible identity of the perpetrator of the crime.

Modules

Lesson One: What is Criminology?

  • Poisons
  • The Case of Florence Maybrick.
  • The Case of Charles LeFarge

Lesson Two: Knives

  • The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part One)
  • Victims

Lesson Three: The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part Two)

  • Victims and Suspects
  • Possible Victims
  • Psychological Profiling                 

Lesson Four: Parricide and Matricide.

  • The Case of Lizzie Borden
  • The Case of Jo Ann Kiger
  • The Case of Francis Blandy
  • Somnambulism

Lesson Five: The Post Mortem / Autopsy

  • Entomology
  • Processing A Scene Of  Crime
  • Cold Cases
  • The Case of Lord Lucan

Lesson Six: Prostitution

  • Case of Jack the Stripper
  • The Serial Killer
  • Maslow - hierarchy of needs
  • The Case of Burke and Hare
  • The Case of  Bela Kiss
  • The Case of  Peter Sutcliffe

Lesson Seven: The Black Dahlia

  • The Case of  Jean Spangler
  • The Case of Marian Parker
  • Missing Persons
  • Kidnapping

Lesson Eight: Execution

  • Methods of Execution.
  • Capital punishment
  • The Case of Ruth Ellis
  • The Last Men To Be Executed In England
  • Albert Pierrepoint
  • Hangmen of the United Kingdom
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • The Profumo Case

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Criminology for Beginners Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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