Forensic Science and Profiling Course
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Learn the key areas of Forensic science and psychology and know how to implement the knowledge in the criminal investigation with the Forensic Science and Profiling Course.
Forensic science is the application of science to investigate crime scene while Forensic psychology the intersection between psychology and the justice system that applies clinical specialties as well as research and experimentation in other areas of psychology to the legal arena. The course helps you to understand both the terms so that you can investigate a crime scene efficiently.
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The scientific methods and processes that are used to solve crimes are known as Forensic science. Throughout the course, you will learn how to investigate a crime scene and collect evidence of the crime. The course also shows you the techniques of profiling or the strategies of recording and analysis of a person’s psychological and behavioural characteristics. The reasons why eyewitness does not give the right answer while testifying or personal characteristics of offenders, psychopath offenders, offender profiling, crisis negotiation, etc. will be explained in the course.
The Forensic Science and Profiling Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.
Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £19 and Hardcopy Certificate for £34.
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What you'll learn on the course
- Forensic Psychology
- History of development
- Forensic science
- Theories of offending
- Violent offending
- Psychopathic offenders
- Mental Illness
- 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
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
How is the course assessed?
- To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.