Criminal Psychology Diploma

Elearn College


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£19 inc VAT (was £199)
Offer ends 18 August 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
6 Months
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Criminal psychology revolves around finding out what goes on in the mind of criminals. The expert in this field is the criminal psychologist. The criminal psychologist or forensic psychologist is an important part of the criminal justice system. His work consists of both forensic and clinical responsibilities. His responsibilities include studying, observing and assessing the mind of at the criminal. This allows the criminal psychologist to find out the will, thoughts and intentions of the person who committed the crime. One also takes the stand in court and is asked to testify and provide evidences. Testimonies are backed-up by his written psychological reports. The criminal psychologist also has the responsibility of getting in touch with the criminal defendants. After interviewing the defendant, the criminal psychologist evaluates the defendant and decides whether one is fit to take the stand in court.


Criminal psychology is the study of everything that plays a part in criminal behaviour, the thoughts, emotions and motivations of criminals. It also examines the use of psychology in crime, its detection and prevention. Essentially, criminal psychology is concerned with what makes someone commit a crime and their reactions after the crime has occurred.This criminal psychology training course provides an overview of the psychology of criminal behaviour and the use of psychology in crime, its detection and prevention. This course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviours, the use of psychology in helping to understand why some people turn to crime, how criminal psychology can be useful to criminal investigations and prosecutions, and how criminal psychology can help convicted criminals.


Introduction to Criminal psychology

Offender profiling and linking crime


Interviewing suspects and witnesses

Detecting deception

Forensic linguistics

Punishment and offenders


Who is this course for?

The course will help you to develop your skills in criminal psychology, you could continue your training and education in criminology, psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.


There are No entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round.

Career path

Those wish to build your career in criminal psychology, criminology, psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects .

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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