Forensic Psychologist

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3 hours
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
3 CPD hours / points
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This course will provide you with the first steps towards a fascinating career as a Criminal Psychologist within the UK justice system. It has been structured by experts to help you understand the root causes of criminal behaviour and how it can be dealt with. You’ll learn the origins for the many different types of criminal acts, from violent assaults to cyber-crime, as well as discovering the links between a person’s mental health and the possible disorders that can lead to them breaking the law. After finishing this course, you will have proven your ability and skill at understanding the role of behavioural analysis in the UK law system, which can open the doors to many different careers.

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Learning Outcome

  • You’ll understand the root cause of criminal behaviour and how to deal with it..
  • You’ll learn the origins of many different types of criminal acts from violent assaults to cyber-crime.
  • You'll also discover the links between a person’s mental health and the possible disorders.
  • Forensic psychology in police investigation and the courtroom.
  • Get an overall knowledge of forensic psychology in practise.


3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Qualification Standards

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Course Curriculum


  • Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending
  • History of development of Forensic Psychology

Research Methods in Forensic Psychology

  • Research Design and Methodology
  • Critical evaluation of psychological research


  • What is Criminology?
  • Understanding Crime
  • Classification and Measurement of Crimes
  • Characteristics of Offenders (Criminals)

Theories of Offending

  • Introduction to theories of offending
  • Theories of sexual offending
  • Theories of violent offending
  • Theories of fire-setting behaviour

Personal Attributes of Offenders

  • Personal characteristics of offenders
  • Personality disordered offenders
  • Psychopathic offenders
  • Mental Illness and offending

Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations

  • An Introduction to Offender Profiling
  • Approaches to Offender Profiling
  • The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom

  • Eye-witness testimony
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Attitudes towards victims

Forensic Psychology in Practice

  • ’What works’ literature in reducing re-offending
  • Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)
  • Introduction: About the Course and the Tutor

After the completion of each course, you will be eligible to receive a certificate per course. You can order a certificate (soft copy for £9 and hard copy for £15) relating to your course.

Who is this course for?

This course is for any aspiring individuals or professionals who want to enhance their capabilities, skills and knowledge to apply it in real life to fast track their career ladder.


All the learners who are willing to boost their knowledge in this respective field can take this course. This course does not require any formal academic qualification.

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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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