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Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology concerns the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, including criminal investigation and profiling. Forensic psychologists work with prisoners, offenders, and victims of crime, as well as other professionals in the judicial and penal systems.

If you are interested in criminal behaviour and want to help offenders make positive changes, then this course is ideal for you.

About Our Forensic Psychology Course

This forensic psychology training course provides an overview of the use of psychological principles to understand the behaviour of criminals and the value of psychology in the detection of crime. The course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviour, current theory in relation to the committing of offences, typical personal traits of offenders and how profiling can assist detection of crime, witness testimony and the behaviour of witnesses in the courtroom, and the use of forensic psychology in prevention of re-offending.

What Could I Do After Taking This Forensic Psychology Course?

Build your career. If you wish to build your career in forensic psychology, you could continue your training and education in psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.

Obtain a degree. To work as a forensic psychologist, you’ll need a HCPC approved psychology degree. This course is not approved by the HCPC.

Work as a psychological assistant. If you’ve already earned 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, and have an understanding of IT and statistics, you could apply for a position as a psychological assistant, then use this experience as a step toward becoming a fully qualified psychologist.

Forensic psychologists earn an average of £40,000+*/year.

*Source: Payscale.com, March 2013.

Modules

Unit 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

History of development of Forensic Psychology

 

Unit 2 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology

Research Design and Methodology

Critical evaluation of psychological research

 

Unit 3 Theories of offending

Introduction to theories of offending

Theories of sexual offending

Theories of violent offending

Theories of fire-setting behaviour

 

Unit 4 Personal Attributes of Offenders

Personal characteristics of offenders

Personality disordered offenders

Psychopathic offenders

Mental Illness and offending

 

Unit 5 Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations – Offender Profiling

An Introduction to Offender Profiling

Approaches to Offender Profiling

The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

 

Unit 6 Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom

Eye-witness testimony

Expert Witness testimony

Attitudes towards victims

 

Unit 7 Forensic Psychology in Practice

‘What works’ literature in reducing re-offending

Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending

Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)

 

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Forensic Psychology.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology concerns the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, including criminal investigation and profiling. Forensic psychologists work with prisoners, offenders, and victims of crime, as well as other professionals in the judicial and penal systems.

If you are interested in criminal behaviour and want to help offenders make positive changes, then this course is ideal for you.

About Our Forensic Psychology Course

This forensic psychology training course provides an overview of the use of psychological principles to understand the behaviour of criminals and the value of psychology in the detection of crime. The course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviour, current theory in relation to the committing of offences, typical personal traits of offenders and how profiling can assist detection of crime, witness testimony and the behaviour of witnesses in the courtroom, and the use of forensic psychology in prevention of re-offending.

What Could I Do After Taking This Forensic Psychology Course?

Build your career. If you wish to build your career in forensic psychology, you could continue your training and education in psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.

Obtain a degree. To work as a forensic psychologist, you’ll need a HCPC approved psychology degree. This course is not approved by the HCPC.

Work as a psychological assistant. If you’ve already earned 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, and have an understanding of IT and statistics, you could apply for a position as a psychological assistant, then use this experience as a step toward becoming a fully qualified psychologist.

Forensic psychologists earn an average of £40,000+*/year.

*Source: Payscale.com, March 2013.

Modules

Unit 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

History of development of Forensic Psychology

 

Unit 2 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology

Research Design and Methodology

Critical evaluation of psychological research

 

Unit 3 Theories of offending

Introduction to theories of offending

Theories of sexual offending

Theories of violent offending

Theories of fire-setting behaviour

 

Unit 4 Personal Attributes of Offenders

Personal characteristics of offenders

Personality disordered offenders

Psychopathic offenders

Mental Illness and offending

 

Unit 5 Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations – Offender Profiling

An Introduction to Offender Profiling

Approaches to Offender Profiling

The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

 

Unit 6 Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom

Eye-witness testimony

Expert Witness testimony

Attitudes towards victims

 

Unit 7 Forensic Psychology in Practice

‘What works’ literature in reducing re-offending

Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending

Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)

 

Entry Requirements

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

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Forensic Psychology.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.
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