forensic psychology course

Forensic Psychology Diploma online course

£289

The practice of forensic psychology relates to the application of psychological techniques and methods to criminality and the justice system, with the aim of understanding the mental state, motivations and processes that stimulate and cause criminal behaviour.

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The practice of forensic psychology relates to the application of psychological techniques and methods to criminality and the justice system, with the aim of understanding the mental state, motivations and processes that stimulate and cause criminal behaviour. People who work in this area are often referred to as ‘criminal psychologists’. A good deal of the perceived nature of the job seems to be around criminal profiling but this is by no means the only important aspect. How criminal behaviour is assessed and treated is also an integral part of the process.

This Diploma takes a research perspective on the subject; it commences with a short introduction to methodologies together with a basic explanation of statistics relating to research. The course goes on to examine the psychology of crimes of violence and offers the chance for participants to engage in their own research project to uncover links between violent crime and a specific mental disorder. This online course includes sections on serial killers, substance abuse and serious crime, child abuse and criminal responsibility and the psychiatric defences that have been used in criminal trials. 

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UNIT 1 – Introduction to Forensic Psychology

UNIT 2 – Research methods in forensic psychology

UNIT 3 – Theories of offending

UNIT 4 – Personal attributes of Offenders

Unit 5- Forensic psychology in policy investigations

UNIT 6 – Forensic psychology in the court room

UNIT 7 – Forensic Psychology in practice

The course meets the Level 3 NCFE criteria, and can be completed in 12 months. NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources.

What are your study options?

Online courses
You will receive all online course materials and assignments, as well as tutor support.

Paper based courses
You will receive the course materials and assignments, as well as tutor support, by mail and email.
You can study at any time and work at your own pace for up to 12 months from your registration and still get full tutor support.

Learner Support and Assessments

The NCFE Level 3 Psychology Diploma is assessed by completion of tutor marked assignments.

At the conclusion of each module in this Forensic Psychology Diploma you are required to complete brief assignment questions. These assignments let you apply what you have learned in each online course module and to inspire you to think critically about the theories and the research you have studied.

We have a student support team who are also on hand to answer any questions you might have so don’t feel isolated or struggle on with your problems. Give us a call or drop us an email. The whole team is here to help.
The specified guided learning hours (GLH) for this online course is 200 hours, though this will depend on your personal speed of learning and absorption of material and the time and frequency with which you are able to commit to study.