Forensic Psychology - Witness Investigation Course

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566 STUDENTS

Learn how to solve crimes by relying solely on eyewitness accounts, and understand the psychology behind criminal investigations with the Forensic Psychology – Witness Investigation Course. In this course, you will familiarise with the process of obtaining evidence from witnesses, and how to gather critical information from eyewitness testimonies. Throughout this intense training program, you will develop your research and analytical skills, as you explore topics such as facial recognition, witness memory and inattentional blindness. 

This course goes into detail about how the brain processes information during the scene of a crime, human cognition and the mistakes our minds can make when recalling sequences of events. On successful completion, you will have a solid understanding of criminal investigations, the reliability of eyewitness testimonies and the role of eyewitness in the judicial system.

Your Learning Goals:

  • Understand how psychology can help obtain evidence from witnesses in police investigations 
  • Gain a solid understanding of eyewitness testimonies and witness memory
  • Develop your investigative, research and logical thinking skills 
  • Discover the power of memory and the importance of facial recognition
  • Explore critical methods for researching and investigating crime scenes
  • Learn about the different types of criminals and criminal investigations
  • Familiarise with the personal attributes and characteristics of offenders 
  • Expand your knowledge of police investigations and how offender profiling works

Who is This Course for?

This Forensic Psychology – Witness Investigation Course is suitable for those who are interested in a career in forensic psychology, as well as those who want to broaden their understanding of the criminal justice system in the UK. This training program is an introductory certification ideal for those who are new to the field and want to gain the relevant skills and knowledge to fast track their career.

Certification

After successfully completing the course, you will be able to obtain the certificates. You can claim a PDF certificate for free-of-charge. There is an additional fee to obtain a hardcopy certificate which is £9.

Career Path

On successful completion of this course, learners will be equipped with the core knowledge and skills to kickstart a career in forensic psychology. Related professions in this field include:

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Criminal Legal Assistant
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Criminal Paralegal
  • Witness Care Officer

Course Curriculum

Introduction
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
Criminology
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

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