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Criminology and Criminal Psychology Diploma

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Thames College


£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
364 hours
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
150 CPD hours / points
  • PDF Certificate - Free
  • CPD Accredited Hardcopy Certificate - £2.99
  • QLS Certificate - £135
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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In the UK, crime rates remain a pertinent concern. In 2021, there were approximately 5.7 million recorded crimes in England and Wales alone. Understanding Criminology & Criminal Psychology is crucial for addressing this challenge effectively. By studying this topic, individuals can contribute to better-informed law enforcement strategies, victim support initiatives, and overall crime reduction efforts, fostering a safer society for all.

In an era where crime continues to pose significant societal challenges, the course delves into the minds of criminals, shedding light on the psychological motivations behind criminal acts. Through a structured curriculum, learners gain insights into:

  • Mental disorders' influence on criminal behavior
  • The typology of crimes
  • Violent crimes and their characteristics
  • Crime scene analysis and
  • The operational dynamics of the criminal justice system.

The acquired knowledge not only enriches students' understanding of criminal psychology but also provides a broader perspective on the intricacies of law enforcement and victim support.

Learning Outcomes:

By completing the Criminology and Criminal Psychology Diploma, students will be able to:

  • Understand the psychological factors contributing to criminal behaviour.
  • Recognize the impact of mental disorders on criminal actions.
  • Classify different types of crimes based on their characteristics.
  • Analyse and differentiate various forms of violent crimes.
  • Comprehend the role of crime scenes in criminal investigations.

Additional perks of selecting Criminology and Criminal Psychology course from Thames College:

This Criminology and Criminal Psychology course offers you the benefit of —

  • Learn Criminology and Criminal Psychology with an engaging voiceover and visual elements.
  • Get 1 year access to the Criminology and Criminal Psychology course.
  • Participate in quick assessments and get instant feedback on your Criminology and Criminal Psychology course progress.
  • Study Criminology and Criminal Psychology on your own schedule.



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Criminology and Criminal Psychology Course Curriculum:

Criminology Course:

  • Module 01: Understanding Criminal Psychology
  • Module 02: Influence of Mental Disorders
  • Module 03: Classification of Crime
  • Module 04: Violent Crimes
  • Module 05: The Crime Scene
  • Module 06: Dealing with Crime
  • Module 07: Victimology
  • Module 08: The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales

Criminal Psychology and profiling Course:

  • Module 01: Understanding Criminal Psychology
  • Module 02: Influence of Mental Disorders
  • Module 03: Classification of Crime
  • Module 04: Forensic Science
  • Module 05: Science, Logic and Metacognition
  • Module 06: Phases of Profiling
  • Module 07: Offender Profiling: Pragmatic Solution and Behavioural Investigative Advice
  • Module 08: Victimology
  • Module 09: The Criminal Justice System in England and Wales

Please Note: Thames College is a One Education approved resale partner for Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed courses.

Who is this course for?

Those who want to strengthen their professional skills while training for the desired job should take advantage of the Criminology and Criminal Psychology training!


This Criminology and Criminal Psychology course is accessible to anyone with an eagerness to learn. All you require is —

  • A smart device with a stable internet connection
  • A keen interest in the topic
  • And being over the age of 16.

Career path

  • Criminal Psychologist: £30,000 - £60,000
  • Police Officer: £24,000 - £50,000
  • Probation Officer: £22,000 - £40,000
  • Victim Support Worker: £20,000 - £35,000
  • Criminology Researcher: £25,000 - £45,000

Questions and answers

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PDF Certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Free with the course.

CPD Accredited Hardcopy Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £2.99

You can also get a Printed Hardcopy for only 2.99 GBP.

QLS Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £135

Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the course, you can order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The certificate will be home-delivered, with a pricing scheme of —

  • 135 GBP within UK
  • 145 GBP for International Delivery (Postal Fees Included)


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, 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 Reed Courses, 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 Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.