Course Description

Certificate in Forensic Psychology

Study 365

Are you fascinated by criminal psychology?


Please Note: This Course is Based on USA Standards

Forensic Psychology delves deep into criminal thinking and behaviour. It is like unraveling a mystery surrounded by incredible facts and theories. If you have a personal interest in forensic behaviour, this course is perfect for you.

The Forensic Psychology course is designed for individuals to understand all about psychopaths and their behaviour patterns, how eyewitness accounts are not always accurate and how you must remain objective when conducting forensic analysis, from start to finish.

The Forensic Psychology course is comprehensive and will cover topics on what to look for in offenders, their personal attributes and theories. You will also learn what offender profiling is and how rehabilitation is possible with some offenders but not others. The course will also explain reasoning and motivational factors behind criminal minds and what drives these people to commit crimes of a heinous nature including violent and sexual offenses.

The course will help enhance your knowledge and expertise on forensic psychology and develop your understanding on criminology. You will learn the fundamentals of forensic psychology including how to interview an offender, eyewitness memory, interrogation and confessions and causes behind criminal behaviour.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the core issues and theories of forensic psychology
  • Learn about the behaviour patterns of criminals
  • Learn how to work with offenders
  • Give you valuable insight into the psychology of criminal behaviour
  • Learn about the competency to stand trail, custody agreements and guardianship

Why consider learning at Study 365?

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

Course Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Support by email, phone and live chat
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for TOTUM discount card

Course Duration

You have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at anytime.

Method of Assessment

At the end of the course you will be required to take a multiple choice question assessment test. The multiple choice question assessment will be automatically marked with learners receiving an instant grade.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded a certificate in Forensic Psychology.

Awarding Body

The Forensic Psychology certification will be awarded by CPD & iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in a field you are passionate about.

Getting Started
1: Introduction
About the Course and your Tutor **forenc
History of Development of Forensic Psychology
2: Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Research Design and Methodology
Critical Evaluation of Psychological Research
3: Theories of offending
Introduction to Theories of Offending
Theories of Sexual Offending
Theories of violent offending
Theories of fire-setting behaviour
4: Personal Attributes of Offenders
Personal Characteristics of Offenders
Personality Disordered Offenders
Psychopathic Offenders
Mental Illness and Offending
5: Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations
An Introduction to Offender Profiling
Approaches to Offender Profiling
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling
6: Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom
Eye-witness Testimony
Expert Witness Testimony
Attitudes towards Victims
7: Forensic Psychology in Practice
“What Works” Literature in Reducing Re-offending
Interventions to Reduce Risk of Re-offending
Incident Management (Crisis Negotiation)
Thank you and Good Bye!

Course Code S 0674
College Name Study 365
Course Category Health Care
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Course Fee 29
Course Duration 365 days
Entry Requirements • You must be over the age of 16 and have a basic understanding of Maths, English and ICT • The course is for learners who have an interest in criminal psychology • Individuals who have basic background in criminal psychology will find this course highly useful • The course is also suitable for individuals who want to expand their skills and knowledge in forensic psychology
Career Path Forensic Scientist Clinical Psychologist Psychologist
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