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Criminology and Profiling Course - CPD Certified

Recognised Certificate Included | Accredited Online Course | Unlimited 24/7 Lifetime Access| 50 CPD Hours


International Open Academy

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£15 inc VAT (was £119)
Offer ends 14 July 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
50 Hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
50 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Overview

In this Criminology course, you will get an in-depth insight into types of crimes, forensic science, criminal psychology, criminal law, profilers and famous criminals. There’s plenty of work involved in investigating the 5.5 million crimes, from murders to cybercrimes, committed in England and Wales each year. Our Criminology certificate course covers the many functions and roles involved in solving crimes.

KEY COURSE BENEFITS:
• Lifetime access – No time limits – Study at your own pace
• Internationally-recognized CPD accredited course
• Start learning straightaway from any laptop or mobile device in any country
• Immediate certificate download when you complete the course

Check out our criminology course to see if your DNA matches that of a criminologist, criminal investigator or criminal profiler. If you’re an avid fan of crime dramas, this course in criminology will give you a greater understanding of what goes on behind the crime scenes.

Have you always been fascinated by crime and the people who help catch criminals?

Start your investigations now by signing up for our gripping Criminology & Profiling certificate course.

CPD

50 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Description

Why wait around and watch as everyone else jumps into your dream career? Whether you are looking to change careers, or you are a student looking for his or her first career, our online Criminology and Profiling course is specifically designed to give you the background you need to get started on your new life.

Our course will teach you everything you need to know about:

  • The basics of criminology
  • The different philosophies of understanding crime
  • The different types of crimes, the levels of severity, and the appropriate punishment
  • Forensic sciences and how to use them
  • The mind of the criminal
  • Famous criminals and their profiles

Regardless of where you are in life, our online Criminology and Profiling course will set you on the path to your dream career.

Do you want to achieve your dreams of a new and exciting career in justice?

A background education in criminology and profiling opens up opportunities for you to work in crime prevention, regardless of the role you would like to play. Whether you want to become a detective and track down culprits, or you want to become a forensics expert who helps the detectives analyse the clues, our online Criminology and Profiling course will help you on your path.

Even if you have a hectic schedule, our online Criminology and Profiling course is here to bring the education to you. Once you are enrolled in the course, you may work at your own pace, on your own schedule, wherever you want. We give you control over your future and help you make sure that the future is bright.

How is the Criminology & Profiling course assessed?

There is a short multiple choice exam at the end of each module for you to take and you’ll know your score immediately.

By studying Criminology & Profiling online with IOA, you do not pay an extra fee for sitting an exam or have to wait for a set date to sit an exam.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, those who successfully complete the exams will be awarded the PDF Criminology & Profiling Certificate. (Already included in price)

You can also get the hardcopy ICOES certificate for a small fee to cover printing and posting.

Criminology & Profiling Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is crime?
  • What causes crime?
  • Introduction to profiling
  • Why is profiling important?

Module 2: Schools of thought

  • Classical
  • Positivist
  • Chicago
  • Theories of social structure
  • Symbolic interactionism
  • Individual theories
  • Biosocial theories

Module 3: Types and levels of crime

  • Misdemeanours and felonies
  • Personal crimes
  • Property crimes
  • Inchoate crimes
  • Statutory crimes

Module 4: Violent crimes

  • Murder
  • Sexual assault
  • Assault
  • Autopsies

Module 5: Punishment

  • Fines and sanctions
  • Prison
  • Death penalty
  • Parole and probation

Module 6: Forensic science

  • What is forensics and where did it start?
  • Toxicology
  • Ballistics
  • Anthropometry
  • Fingerprints
  • Modern forensics

Module 7: Profilers

  • Walter C. Langer
  • James A. Brussel
  • Howard Teten
  • Richard Walter and Robert D. Keppel
  • John Douglas and Robert Ressler
  • David Canter

Module 8: Phases of profiling

  • Examination of evidence
  • Classification of evidence
  • Reconstruction
  • Examining the offender’s signature
  • Generating a profile

Module 9: Victimology

  • Victims
  • Criminal consequences
  • Victim proneness
  • Victim facilitation
  • Victim rights

Module 10: Famous case studies

  • Jack the Ripper
  • Florence Maybrick
  • Charles LeFarge
  • The Black Dahlia
  • Al Capone
  • Charles Manson
  • Ted Kaczynski
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Ted Bundy

CRIMINOLOGY & PROFILING COURSE CERTIFICATION

After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). They will also earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE).

Who is this course for?

This criminology course is for everyone who:

  • Is interested in a career in criminology, criminal law or crime scene investigations
  • Is investigating a career as a detective
  • Dreams of writing a best-selling thriller or crime drama
  • Loves thrillers and wants to understand how criminals are brought to justice
  • Enjoys the thrill of solving puzzles
  • Is curious about how evidence is gathered to solve crimes
  • Is fascinated by criminology and how a criminal mind works
  • Has an interest in sociology and criminal psychology
  • Loves crime dramas and wants to get ‘behind the scenes’
  • Seeks an intriguing and interesting insight into another aspect of the criminal justice system
  • Works with offenders or within the criminal justice system

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

  • Investigate further a career in law enforcement, in specialities such as criminology, forensic psychology, criminal psychology or criminal law
  • Elevate your crime writing to the next level
  • Start a blog or podcast about crime and criminology
  • Write a blockbuster crime-solving TV show
  • Look into a career working with offenders or the victims of crime
  • Considering career as police officer or investigator

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Serena asked:

Are there tests to complete with each module as you work your way through and do these lead to a certificate at the end to prove you have a qualied

Answer:

Yes, after each module there is a short exam which includes multiple choice questions. Pass mark is 55%. Once you complete the course and pass exams you will receive Criminology and Profiling PDF course certificate at no additional fee.

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Latifah asked:

Does this course enable you to become a probation officer? If not what course does. I already have a bachelors degree in Health and social care

Answer:

Yes, the Criminology and Profiling course is intended for those who are starting their career to criminal law. Our certification will improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment in this sector.

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Patricia asked:

Hi, could you please tell me how many credits have this course? Thanks

Answer:

The Criminology and Profiling Course is certified by CPD (CPD UK), meaning that the course counts towards the individuals' CPD hour records. Because our course is not following the university framework, we cannot guarantee that the course will count towards university credits.

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sammyjo asked:

Hi, After purchase, is there a time limit to complete the course or can I buy now and start next year for example? Thanks

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Our Criminology and Profiling course includes unlimited access, so you can start it and completed when it is more suitable.

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Abbey asked:

Hello, I want to know whether this course could lead me into getting a role in the departments it covers. I want a role related to this.

Answer:

If you are looking to start a career in criminal law, our Criminology and Profiling Course and certification will improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment in this sector.

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Jodie asked:

I just wanted to ask once I pay for this course will it cost me anything else and will it help me get a job in this type of work

Answer:

The price includes the Criminology and Profiling course, and unlimited access to the course content. You will receive a certificate of completion that will defiantly improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of employment or to start a career in law enforcement or criminal law.

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Alli asked:

Does this qualification equate to level 5? Such as a foundation degree or level 5 diploma?

Answer:

IOA offers specialist courses and upon graduation, you will gain a PDF certificate of completion. This Criminology and Profiling Course is comparable to a level 3. Our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service, meaning that the course counts towards the individuals' CPD hour records.

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Kohar asked:

Hello. Do i get any certificate from this course? And where shall i find the handouts for the course? Thanks

Answer:

Once you complete your Criminology and Profiling Course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Any extras included in your purchase can be found directly on your account.

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Andrea Keys asked:

My daughter would to do this course for your school work experience would she be able to as it’s in July and she’s only 15? She’s very bright.

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There is no age-restriction to avail to our courses. Since our Criminology and Profiling course is fully online with unlimited access to the course content it can be completed at the student's pace.

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Tracey asked:

Do you take an exam at the end of the course ?

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Yes, after each module of your Criminology and Profiling course there is a short exam which includes multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%. Once you complete the course and pass exams you will receive a certificate of completion.

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Sophie Harrison asked:

Does this course end up with a certificate at the end?

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Once you complete your Criminology and Profiling Course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

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Trish Harvey asked:

What does accredited mean and will it hold any credit points for OU course on psychology and criminality

Answer:

We offer specialist courses, and our international certification is provided by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES, and CPD ( CPD UK). Because our Criminology and Profiling course is not following the university framework, we cannot guarantee that the course will count towards university credits.

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Kate asked:

Hi, on completion of this course is there a higher level course available? Many thanks

Answer:

Hi Kate, Thank you for your query. The "Criminology and Profiling" course is an introductory course. There is no Level 2 course for it to follow up. However, we have other courses that complement it by covering other aspects of the Criminology field, like "Criminal psychology" and "Forensic science" courses. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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LodineE asked:

How will I be taught this course since I cant find any information?

Answer:

Hi LodineE, Thank you for your query. The "Criminology and Profiling" course is a reading-based course that is supported by visual aids like graphs, images etc. All you need is a common operating system on your device and access to Internet and you'll be able to access it on your Virtual Campus on our website using the login details you will receive on your email address once we receive the purchase confirmation from REED. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Bharti asked:

Does this course enable me to seek employment in social services and housing associations in UK?

Answer:

Hey Bharti, thank you for your query. Our Criminology and Profiling Course is an Internationally-recognised CPD accredited course. Once you successfully complete this course and receive a certificate you can use it to supplement your resume. I recommend you check the framework in your area to see if this meets their specific requirements. Regards, Alicia

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Fern asked:

Do we sit the exam, or do we do it at home?

Answer:

Hey Fern, thank you for your query. This course is fully online. After each module of your Make-Up Artistry Course (Professional Makeup Artist) course, there is a short exam that includes multiple-choice questions. The final grade of your course will be the average of all modules.

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Jenny asked:

Hi, I added this course to my basket and at the time it was amazingly only £12. However, when i went into my basket to pay, it was priced at £119?

Answer:

Hey Jenny, thanks for your inquiry. If you are having difficulties with your basket trying to purchase your Criminology and Profiling course, please contact Reed's customer support team for assistance. Alicia

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Michelle asked:

Hi, if you don't get the 55% pass rate after each module is there an opportunity to take it again until you do pass?

Answer:

If you have failed the module (received < 55% mark), you only need to re-sit enough marks within that failed module to achieve a pass rate of 55%. Within the exam section, you will see a "re-sit" button instead of a “check-results” button on each page. Please note that there is always one re-sit per exam free of charge, however, you’ll be charged an additional fee only if and when you re-sit the same exam again, after the free re-sit.

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Helen asked:

Is there a time limit for completing this course?

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There's no time limit for completing the course since you have lifetime access to the course content. You can complete on your own pace.

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Adeola Shittu asked:

After the completion of the course can l use the certificate to look for a job

Answer:

Once you complete your Criminology and Profiling course, you will receive a certificate of completion that will definitely improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment or to start a career in law enforcement or criminal law.

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Mick asked:

Is the exam & certificate included in the price?

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Yes, all that you need to take, complete and receive the certificate of completion for the Criminology and Profiling course is included with the purchase.

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Chelsea fan asked:

Are there any other payments required to pay after you have paid the £14 for the course.

Answer:

To complete the course, no. The offer includes the Criminology and Profiling course, unlimited access to the course content and a certificate of completion issued by the course provider.

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Mr Pickering asked:

What is the certificate price ?

Answer:

A certificate of completion issued by the International Open Academy is included in your Criminology and Profiling Course.

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Sarah asked:

I have purchased the course. How do I get started?

Answer:

Thank you for the purchase of our Criminology course. Our customer support team will contact you with all the relevant information for you to get started with your studies on the world of criminal law.

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Malcolm asked:

How is the course assessed?

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After each module of your Criminology and Profiling course, there is a short exam which includes multiple choice questions. The final grade of your course will be the average of the 10 modules.

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Laura asked:

Hi I would like a career as a Probation Officer and wondered if this course will allow me to apply for jobs in this role? Thank you

Answer:

Yes, the Criminology and Profiling course is intended for those who are starting their career to criminal law. Our certification will improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment in this sector.

This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.

Silviya asked:

Can I start work after the course?

Answer:

Once you complete your Criminology and Profiling course, you will receive a certificate of completion. Our certification will improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment in this sector.

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Lisa asked:

How old do you have to be to do this course please? My daughter is interested in this. Thanks

Answer:

There is no age limit requirement to study this Criminology and Profiling course. Course is fully online and there is no time limit to complete the course so you daughter could do it in the time which does not clash with her other activities.

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Tracey asked:

Is the exam after each module multiple choice and is it taken online.

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Yes, after each module of your Criminology and Profiling course there is an exam which includes multiple choice questions. Our course is fully online.

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Reene asked:

If i will take this coure, is there is possibility to get a job without any other qualification, just this?

Answer:

If you are looking to start a career in criminal law, our Criminology and Profiling Course and certification will improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment in this sector.

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Emily asked:

How is this course assessed? Will the study pack be sent in the post? if so, will the entire course be sent at once or in bundles throughout the year

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Everything you need is accessed online, and you can complete it at your own pace since you will have unlimited access to the Criminology and Profiling course content.

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Eric asked:

How can I apply for this course

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You just need to complete the purchase through REED's offers and we will send you all the details so you can start your Criminology and Profiling Course.

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Angela asked:

would this be a level 5 qualification

Answer:

Hi Angela, Thank you for your query. The "Criminology and Profiling" course is comparable to a level 3 according to the UK standards. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Emmie asked:

Will the certificate expire? Will I have a level 3 Diploma for life or just the CPD points?

Answer:

Hi Emmie, Thank you for your query. Our certificates don't have an expiry date. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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LodineE asked:

Hello. How much does it cost for a hard copy certificate?

Answer:

Hi LodineE, Thank you for your query. An ICOES hard copy certificate costs £26.99. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Alexandra asked:

Can you help students with learning difficulties??

Answer:

Hi Alexandra, Thank you for your query. Our courses were created in a manner that allows all our students to easily learn and enjoy their studying journey. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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Oneda asked:

Goodmorning, Are the examination online as well? Because I can't move from home

Answer:

Hi Oneda, thank you for your query. Our Criminology and Profiling Course is a fully online course. After each module of your course, there is a short exam that includes multiple-choice questions. The final grade of your course will be the average of the ten modules. Kind regards, Michael

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Tayyaba asked:

I’ve bought the course and read all the details regarding this course. Now could you pls guide me about the further proceedings?

Answer:

Hi, thank you for your query. We send the student's login's after we receive the purchase confirmation from REED. If you did not receive this welcome email, please check your junk or spam folder or contact our customer support team through the contact form or phone numbers you can find listed on our website. Kind Regards, Michael

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F asked:

I want to change uni degrees and I have no qualifications in this field. Will this course help me change uni degrees?

Answer:

Our Criminology and Profiling course is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES and also by CPD ( CPD UK). Our certificate will profoundly improve your CV and therefore increase chances of getting employment or start a new career as a criminal profiler.

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BOSEDE asked:

I already paid for this course, when do I start course?

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We send the student's login and instruction on how to start the course after we receive the purchase confirmation from REED. If you did not receive this welcome email, please check your junk or spam folder or contact our customer support team through the contact form available on the website.

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Rhys asked:

Is this any good for becoming a private detective at all?

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Once you complete your Criminology and Profiling course, you will receive a certificate of completion that will definitely improve your CV and therefore increase the chances of getting employment or to start a career in law enforcement or criminal law.

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EmpressK asked:

Does it have subtitles if it show up as video clips?

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When a module is supported by videos, they are subtitled.

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Chelsea fan asked:

How much is the VAT?

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The price for the Criminology and Profiling course already includes VAT. Please contact REED customer support for further details.

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