criminology course

Criminology for Beginners online course

£270.00

The course concentrates primarily on murder cases, providing the student with information and understanding of, for example, how autopsies are conducted and how the information they supply gives suggestions as to cause of death and also the victim’s lifestyle; plus possible clues to the identity of the perpetrator.

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“I would not hesitate to recommend the courses either as an end to themselves or as the start of progression into areas of your choice” Katie O

 

This Criminology for Beginners course has been devised for people who have an interest in the subject and simply want to know more or as an introduction to further studies and possible accreditation. It is expressed in understandable and accessible terms and covers the basics of forensics, criminal types, crime scene processing, profiling autopsies and so on. It uses actual cases as examples and looks at the policing methods and punishments as part of the overall subject.

About the Criminology for Beginners course

The course concentrates primarily on murder cases, providing the student with information and understanding of, for example, how autopsies are conducted and how the information they supply gives suggestions as to cause of death and also the victim’s lifestyle; plus possible clues to the identity of the perpetrator.

Syllabus
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

Award 1 is Criminology for Beginners Certificate
Criminology for Beginners

Award 2 is Level 2 Criminology for Beginners Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 2 NCFE Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our NCFE IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (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.

What Are Your Study Options?

The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
Traditional paper-based;
Online study provides quick access to online course material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete a course at it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 64 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

This distance learning course provides unlimited access to your a personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of online course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your online courses and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with anything.

Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.