Introduction to Criminal Psychology
Criminal psychology is the study of various aspects of criminal behaviour. As such, it examines the innermost motives, thoughts, and beliefs that steer criminals towards the actions they take. Criminal psychologists have a great responsibility when it comes to understanding the various aspects of felons, victims and criminal justice systems.
While it may be fun to watch someone pretending to be a criminal psychologist on a TV show, being an actual criminal psychologist is a completely different matter. In this course you will learn what being a criminal psychologist actually involves and the steps you need to take to pursue a career in this field.
The course is full of information about the skills, duties and different roles that a criminal psychologist has and is an ideal starting point for those that are interested in a career as a criminal psychologist.
You Will Learn:
- What criminal psychology is
- What techniques are used by psychologists
- The benefits of being a criminal psychologist
- What is required to become a successful criminal psychologist
- What to expect when working within the criminal psychology field
The Benefits of Taking This Course:
- You will have a deeper understanding of the role of a criminal psychologist
- You will be able to assess your suitability for the role before committing to further courses
- You will see how techniques such as profiling, interviewing and case linkage are used to assist authorities with cases
- You will have a clear understanding of the different pathways you can take when training for a career in criminal psychology
- The benefits of studying criminal psychology
- The primary roles of criminal psychology
- Tips for deciding whether to study criminal psychology
- The main techniques in criminal psychology and how to apply them
- The benefits of studying key criminal psychology techniques
- Education requirements needed to become a criminal psychologist
- The benefits of working as a criminal psychologist
- The skills you will need to become a criminal psychologist
- The responsibilities of a criminal psychologist
- Common challenges faced in the sector
- How to succeed as a criminal psychologist
Who can take the Introduction to Criminal Psychology Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Introduction to Criminal Psychology Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.