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A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Forensic & Criminal Psychology. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Diploma in Forensic & Criminal Psychology is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Forensic & Criminal Psychology course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
The aim of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to study Forensic and Criminal Psychology at level 3, its principles and practices at level 3.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 and Criminal Psychology course we will examine the psychology of violent crime, criminal behaviour, theories of crime and juvenile offender behaviour. In addition the course explores the psychology of policing and how eyewitness testimony and confessions are integrated into the offence profile.
The course is delivered online and in ten units, each with an assessment which can be submitted to the tutorial department for feedback, and prepares students for the end of course online examination.
Unit 1: Defining Forensic and Criminal Psychology
Unit 2: Theories of crime
Unit 3: Violent offenders and offences
Unit 4: Juvenile offenders
Unit 5: The psychology of policing
Unit 6: Eyewitness testimony
Unit 7: Correctional settings
Unit 8: Research and statistics
Unit 9: Risk assessment and reoffending
Unit 10: False allegations and false confessions
All Students must be 16 years of age or above. The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Forensic & Criminal Psychology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
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NVQ and relevant components (NVQ Level 3 and relevant components)
Criminology, Psychology (General), Psychology Specialisations, Forensic Science (Non-Medical)
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UPDATED on 08 Mar 2013: "The Forensic and Criminal Psychology (Level 3) Diploma" offered in United Kingdom by eDistance Learning.
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