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Criminology and Profiling

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The Criminology and Profiling course is designed to help you master the scientific study of crimes and criminals Criminology, and provide an in-depth insight into different types of crimes, reasons behind committing the crimes, forensic science, criminal psychology, and criminal law.

From murders to cybercrimes and false Imprisonment to kidnapping, this powerful online training program covers the multiple functions, factors and roles involved in solving crimes, as well as techniques that are tried and trusted by professionals for analysing different kinds of criminal behaviours. Moreover, gain a firm understanding of crime scene analysis, forensic psychology, and behavioural science play a massive role in profiling or criminal investigative analysis.

By completing this course, you will be able to make criminal profiles and have a greater understanding of what goes on behind the crime scenes, and what is inside the mind of a criminal.

Who is this Course for?

This course is highly recommended for anyone want to become a detective and track down the culprits, or become a forensics expert and help the detectives analyse the clues.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.

Method of Assessment:

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately and results will be published instantly.

CPD Certificate from Course Gate 

At the successful completion of the course, you can obtain your CPD certificate from us. You can order the PDF certificate for £4.99 and the hard copy for £9.99. Also, you can order both PDF and hardcopy certificates for £12.99.

Career path

Earning this qualification can open the door to a host of fascinating, satisfying and rewarding careers. Moreover, jobs in both criminology and profiling offer a high salary, security, including excellent healthcare and retirement benefits.​

Completing this criminology and profiling course can lead to you to several careers:

  • Police officer
  • Corrections officer
  • Forensic science technician
  • Probation and community control officer
  • Loss prevention specialist

Course Curriculum

Introduction: About the Course and the Tutor FREE 00:03:00
History of development of Forensic Psychology 00:06:00
Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Research Design and Methodology 00:12:00
Critical evaluation of psychological research 00:09:00
Introduction to Criminology 00:05:00
Classification of Crimes 00:10:00
Understanding Crime 00:13:00
Different Types of Crime 00:40:00
Theories of Offending
Introduction to theories of offending 00:06:00
Theories of sexual offending 00:08:00
Theories of violent offending 00:08:00
Theories of fire-setting behaviour 00:08:00
Personal Attributes of Offenders
Personal characteristics of offenders 00:06:00
Personality disordered offenders 00:06:00
Psychopathic offenders 00:07:00
Mental Illness and offending 00:07:00
Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations
An Introduction to Offender Profiling 00:05:00
Approaches to Offender Profiling 00:05:00
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling 00:06:00
Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom
Eye-witness testimony 00:07:00
Expert witness testimony 00:04:00
Attitudes towards victims 00:06:00
Forensic Psychology in Practice
’What works’ literature in reducing re-offending 00:06:00
Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending 00:07:00
Incident management (Crisis Negotiation) 00:08:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Criminology and Profiling 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Criminology and Profiling 00:20:00

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