Forensic psychologists are concerned with the application of psychology to the criminal justice system, and with understanding the psychological processes related to criminal behaviour. They are sometimes known as ‘criminal psychologists’ or ‘investigative psychologists’. Forensic psychology is often perceived as concerning criminal investigation and profiling. While this is one aspect it is not the only one, forensic psychology also relates to the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour.
Forensic psychologists work not only with prisoners and offenders but also other professionals involved in the judicial and penal systems. In this Forensic Psychology Diploma we will adopt a research perspective to forensic psychology.
The Forensic Psychology Diploma examines the psychology of violent crime and gives the student the opportunity to conduct their own research into the links between a particular mental disorder of their choice, and violent crime.
The student will then examine different aspects of the distressing crime of child abuse and then asked to research child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.
The Forensic Psychology Diploma continues with a brief examination of eyewitness testimony and the evidence of children, after which students will again develop their knowledge by conducting their own research.
- Module 1: Introducing Research Methods
- Module 2: Introducing Basic Statistics
- Module 3: Psychology and Violent Crime
- Module 4: Serial Killers
- Module 5: Crime and Substance Abuse
- Module 6: Child Abuse
- Module 7: The Evidence of Children
- Module 8: Criminal Responsibility and Psychiatric Defences
- Module 9: Mental Disorder as a Defence
- Module 10: Eyewitness Testimony
- Module 11: Psychology in a Correctional Setting
- Module 12: Psychology and Police Selection, Recruitment and Training
- Module 13: Police Stress
- Module 14: The Decision to Assist
- Module 15: The Research Proposal and the Research Project Report
Duration study load
- 200 hours
- No previous knowledge required
- 12 months expert tutor support
- Certificate of completion
- Exam(s)/assessment(s) is included in the price
- NUS card is available to purchase separately
- NCFE IIQ
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE.
Completion of the research-based learning activities accompanying each module contributes 70% of the assessment for the award of the Forensic Psychology Diploma. The last module of the course requires the student to produce a research proposal based on activities carried out during the Forensic Psychology Diploma. The student will be required to plan, conduct and report on a research project of their choice. The report will be approximately 5,000 words, that is 15 x A4 typed pages of 1.5 spacing. This research will account for the final 30% assessment for the Forensic Psychology Diploma.
No prior knowledge within this subject is necessary to complete the Forensic Psychology Diploma.
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