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Criminal Psychologist Course

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Criminal Psychologist Course

Criminology and psychology both examine crime, criminal behaviour and criminality.

Through out this comprehensive and captivating course you’ll develop an understanding of human behaviour through an exploration of key areas within psychology, including including biological, cognitive, developmental and social

This enlightening study of human behaviour is the perfect introduction to criminal psychology. The reasons criminals behave in certain ways, the way they think about and justify those behaviours, and understanding those factors are revealed in simple terms for the student to get to grips with easily.

criminal psychology

The course is designed to be studied from home by distance learning, at your own pace and in your own time. You will be introduced to the different forms of emotional expression, and the nature of sensation and perception. If you have an interest in memory, and the way your brain works, you will be completely absorbed by the course content.

You will discover just how far our psychology and our emotional make-up influence our everyday lives. From the way we deal with stress and anxiety, to the impact our relationship with our parents has. From our early sexual development and our approach to prejudice and discrimination, to society’s influence on us and the way we conform (or otherwise). It’s all here, in sufficient detail to give you a real grounding in Psychology.


The best news is that this fascinating course requires no previous experience, and has no entry requirements. You just need a passion for the subject.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of Criminal  psychology and are considering making a career change to become a Criminal psychologist, with the aim of  getting an insight and understanding of Criminal  psychology, or existing Criminal  psychologists, teachers, coaches or trainers looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in the Criminal  Psychology, though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full Criminal Psychologist qualification

The course has been designed for someone without any prior knowledge of the subject and will allow the student to study the course at their own pace in their own home, emailed directly to your inbox. This course does not entitle you to work as a Criminal  Psychologist, though will give you a solid knowledge base and an invaluable insight of child psychology without investing and committing a sizeable investment and time enrolling onto a college or university programme, the course gives you a great opportunity to test the water, and if you do enjoy it, you have a solid foundation. As after completing this course you may wish to continue your training with a college or university  to build a platform for your career.

We also offer all students doing the home study training the opportunity to come along to our inspirational  monthly best practice groups in Manchester at no extra cost.

The monthly support groups are free for all students and give you the opportunity to see live demonstrations, techniques and skills across a broad range of subjects and inspirational guest speakers. For those that can’t attend the events we also offer a dedicated ustream channel .The practice groups are optional and cover a variety of different subjects are not essential for completing the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Criminal Psychologist Course will take you up to 200 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus:

Forensic Criminology

Social Forensic Psychology

• Defining criminal psychology

• Scope of criminal psychology

• Roles of the criminal psychologist

• The scientific method of psychological research

• Ethical considerations of psychological research

Social learning theory

Media and crime

Psychodynamic theory

– Focus of the research

– The hypothesis

– Data collection methods

– Analysing the data

– Reaching conclusions

– Reporting the results

– The usefulness of psychological research

• Factors that influence the incidence of criminal activity

• The major perspectives that try to explain causes of criminal behaviour:

– Biological/physiological theories

– Cognitions theories

– Behavioural theories

• Developmental theories

• Investigating a crime

• Witness reliability

• Factors that affect memory acquisition

• Factors that affect memory retention

• Factors that affect memory retrieval

• Interviewing witnesses

• Interviewing suspects

• Detecting lies

• Detecting false confessions

• Offender profiling

• Geographic profiling

• An overview of courtroom procedures

• How witnesses can affect a jury’s decision

• How child witnesses can affect a jury’s decision

• How expert witnesses can affect a jury’s decision

• How the judicial system can affect a jury’s decision

• How the juror reaches a decision

• Group decision making

• Group behaviour

• The range of punishments

• Imprisonment

• Problems inmates encounter in prison

• Support available in prisons

• Alternatives to imprisonment

• Rehabilitating prisoners

how psychology can further our understanding of offending behaviour

Psychology and Criminal Behaviour

Exploring Human Development

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.