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Criminal Psychologist Course

11 Modules

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  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

Delve into the mind-boggling world of criminal behaviour, false testimonies and criminal profiling, detecting the reliability of witnesses and providing psychological aid to victims. Take the Criminal Psychologist Course and explore the fundamentals of this field, grasping its core concepts and principles and their applications in the real world.

Although we all have our own understanding of what crime is and what it entails, the Criminal Psychologist Course provides a definition of crime and crime prevalence and looks at why criminal activity is on the rise and the types of crime that exist. You’ll delve deeper into the ...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  • Part 1: Introduction and Course Overview
  • Part 2: What is Criminal Psychology?
  • Part 3: Conclusion
Module 2: Forensic Criminology
  • Part 1: The Meaning of Crime
  • Part 2: Types of Crimes
  • Part 3: What Leads to Crime?
  • Part 4: Mental Illness and Criminality
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Forensic Psychology
  • Part 1: What is Forensic Psychology?
  • Part 2: Forensic Psychology and Academics
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Criminal Psychology
  • Part 1: The Roles of Criminal Psychologists and Causes of Criminal Behaviour
  • Part 2: Criminal Conduct
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Psychological Research
  • Part 1: Scientific Method of Research
  • Part 2: Hypothesis Formation
  • Part 3: Ethics and Research
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Crime Scene and Profiling
  • Part 1: The Crime Scene
  • Part 2: Profiling
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Theories behind Criminal Behaviour
  • Part 1: Biological, Cognitive and Behavioural Theories
  • Part 2: Self-Control and Psychodynamic Theories
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: The Victim
  • Part 1: Understanding the Victim
  • Part 2: Helping the Victim
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Interviewing Suspects
  • Part 1: Approaches and Techniques
  • Part 2: Gut Feelings vs. Evidence
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: The Witness
  • Part 1: Witness Interviews
  • Part 2: Interviewing Techniques
  • Part 3: Is Our Memory Reliable?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11: The Court
  • Part 1: The Court
  • Part 2: Results of Research
  • Part 3: Summary and Course Conclusion
  • Module 11 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Providing foundational knowledge and insight into the core practices and principles that comprise the role, the Criminal Psychologist Course is perfect if you are considering a career in this area. Not only will you be immersed in the minds of criminals and their behaviours but the course also acts as a comprehensive overview to the necessary degree-level of study required to gain employment in this field.

The course will also prove insightful to those interested in the criminal mind and the reasoning behind criminal behaviour, how the victims of crime can be rehabilitated, how to detect false statements, and the role of a criminal psychologist in legal proceedings.


The Criminal Psychologist Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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