Certificate in Criminal Psychology

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Understand criminal behaviour
The Certificate in Criminal Psychology will teach you the fundamentals of understanding criminal behaviour and it’s origins. This ranges from social theories to labelling theory and individual differences. This will give you a sound foundation of how crime is conceptualised and will allow you to better understand the thoughts, behaviours, and motivations of criminals and those who engage in behaviour beyond the boundary of what is considered socially acceptable. It will also develop your understanding of how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention.

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~100 Hours | 6 Months Access

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How you'll benefit

  • Understand issues with crime and behaviour
  • Understand the psychology which motivates criminal behaviour
  • Build your understanding of people
  • Learn the psychological theories relating to youth and crime
  • See how psychology is used by the police & courts
  • Understand the relationship between learning disabilities, gender, youth, and crime

Course Modules

  • Definitions of Crime
  • Consensus View of what Crime is
  • Conflict View of Crime
  • Interactionist View of Crime
  • Scope of Criminal Psychology
  • What Criminal Psychologists do
  • Case Study
  • Profiling
  • Courts
  • Correctional System
  • Biological explanations of Crime
  • Phrenology
  • Eugenics
  • XYY Chromosome Model
  • Genetics
  • Twin Studies
  • Adoption Studies
  • Nature, Nurture
  • Environmental Explanations of Crime
  • Family Influence
  • Agency Explanations
  • Rational Choice Theory
  • Aggression
  • Types of Aggression
  • Terminology
  • Drive Theories
  • Freudian Theories
  • Social Learning Theories
  • Biological and Evolutionary Theories
  • Types of Aggression
  • Aggression an against Outsiders
  • Aggression in Species
  • Aggression in Humans
  • Environmental Influences on Human Aggression
  • Imitation or Modelling
  • Familiarity
  • Reinforcement
  • Aggression and Culture
  • Other Factors in Aggression: Alcohol, Pain, Frustration
  • Murder
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Pursuit Behaviour
  • False Stalking Syndrome
  • Meaning of Learning Disabilities
  • IQ Testing
  • Crime and Intelligence
  • Modern Intelligence Testing
  • Learning Disabilities and Crime
  • Sex Offences and People with Learning Disabilities
  • Courts
  • Scope and Nature of Psychopathology
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychopath
  • Heartlessness
  • Emotionless
  • How do People become Psychopaths
  • Treatment
  • Scope and Nature of Gender and Crime studies
  • Rates of Crime
  • Murder and Violence
  • Prostitution
  • Case Study … Women Offenders
  • Victims
  • Murder
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Age of Criminal Responsibility
  • Risk Factors
  • Mental Health Risk
  • Conduct Disorders
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Cumulative Affect of Risk Factors
  • Prevalence and Offending
  • Case Studies
  • Young People as Victims
  • Social Construction of Reported Crime
  • Eyewitness Testimony
  • Early Research
  • Schemas and EWT
  • Police Line Ups
  • Every day Uses of Psychology by Police
  • Social Cognition
  • Behaviour
  • Appearance
  • Expectations
  • The Primacy Effect
  • Attribution
  • Schemas and Social Perception
  • Central Traits
  • Stereotypes
  • Social Inference and Decision Making
  • Psychology and the Law
  • Guilt Bias
  • Media Effect
  • Defendant Attributes
  • Attorney Attributes
  • Punishment
  • Types of Punishment
  • History of Punishment
  • Reasons for Punishment
  • Deterrents
  • Punishment and Impartiality

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