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ICI’s criminal psychology course is your first step in attaining a career that can only be paralleled by very few professions in terms of being unique and intriguing. If you have the desire to understand the behaviour of offenders so you can be of help to the society and the victims, then consider our criminal psychology curriculum and learn from the experts in this field.

ICI’s criminal psychology course is your first step in attaining a career that can only be paralleled by very few professions in terms of being unique and intriguing. If you have the desire to understand the behaviour of offenders so you can be of help to the society and the victims, then consider our criminal psychology curriculum and learn from the experts in this field.

Course Content

Students will complete the following units:

1 Criminal Psychology – An Introduction

  • Definition of Crime and Three Views of Crime
  • The Breadth of Criminal Psychology
  • Functions of a Criminal Psychologist
  • Understanding Court Procedures and the Correctional System

2 Comprehending Crimes through Psychology

  • Crime and the Human Body
  • Influences of Family and Environment
  • Nature vs. Nurture
  • Rational Action Theory

3 Crime and Mental Disability

  • Intelligence Testing
  • Offenders and Learning Disabilities
  • Psychopathology
  • Treatment for Mental Disorders

4 Aggression and Severe Crimes

  • Characteristics and Types of Aggressive Behaviour
  • The Society’s Role in Human Aggression
  • Other Factors behind Aggression (Depression, Substance Abuse etc)
  • Theories Used in Criminal Psychology (Motivational, Freudian etc)

5 Age and Gender Studies in Relation to Crime

  • Crime Statistics and Case Studies
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and Prostitution
  • Criminal Responsibility and Age
  • Women and Youth Victims

6 How the Police Uses Psychology

  • Crime Reports
  • Gathering Research
  • Eye Witness Testimonies and Schemas
  • Police Lineups

7 Courtroom Psychology

  • Social Cognition and the Primacy Effect
  • Law and Psychology
  • Effects of Media in Crime Reporting
  • Characteristics of Defendants and Lawyers

8 Prevention and Punishment of Crimes

  • Curbing Crime Rate
  • Punishment Types and History
  • Grounds for Punishment
  • Objectivity and Fairness

Students will complete the following units: 1 Criminal Psychology – An Introduction Definition of Crime and Three Views of Crime The Breadth of Criminal Psychology Functions of a Criminal Psychologist Understanding Court Procedures and the Correctional System 2...

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Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the course.

Assessment Methods

 At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

 At the end of certain modules, you will be assessed via project-based or written assessment tasks. You are to submit these assessments to your tutor who will mark and return your submissions. You will find the submission link on the course page. The process is repeated until you have completed all the assessment tasks.

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