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.
Please note that this Forensic Psychology – Witness Investigation Course does not entitle you to join the HCPC register or recognised Forensic psychologist. This course will not make you a Forensic psychologist but you will come across all the basic guidelines of Forensic psychology to boost and shine your knowledge in this particular field.
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.
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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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