Course Description

Criminal Psychology

International Career Institute

The Criminal Psychology course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It will assists you in entering a fast growing profession. Students will complete the following units:

1Criminal 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
2Comprehending Crimes through Psychology
  • Crime and the Human Body
  • Influences of Family and Environment
  • Nature vs. Nurture
  • Rational Action Theory
3Crime and Mental Disability
  • Intelligence Testing
  • Offenders and Learning Disabilities
  • Psychopathology
  • Treatment for Mental Disorders
4Aggression 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)
5Age 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
6How the Police Uses Psychology
  • Crime Reports
  • Gathering Research
  • Eye Witness Testimonies and Schemas
  • Police Line ups
7Courtroom Psychology
  • Social Cognition and Primacy Effect
  • Law and Psychology
  • Effects of Media in Crime Reporting
  • Characteristics of Defendants and Lawyers
8Prevention and Punishment of Crimes
  • Curbing Crime Rate
  • Punishment Types and History
  • Grounds for Punishment
  • Objectivity and Fairness

College Name International Career Institute
Course Category Criminology, Health Care, Humanities & Social Sciences, Psychology Courses
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Fee €28 per week interest-free payment plan.
Course Duration Self Paced
Career Path Criminal psychology is constantly gaining popularity. Thanks to numerous TV shows and movies that depict the enticing world of crime busting, people are beginning to understand what the profession entails. Once you complete the course, you can apply your skills in determining a criminal’s intention and reaction. You can also assist in profiling and in rendering second opinions in witness interrogations and case studies. You will play a significant role in hunting down offenders and in legal proceedings.
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International Career Institute

01 526 2576
Kandoy House, 2 Fairview Strand, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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