Criminal Psychology Level 3

  • Course Code: OSC582
  • Award Level 3, Similar difficulty to - A-Level

Pursue your studies in Criminal Psychology, from home!

  • Evaluate the current causes and explanations for criminal behaviour;
  • Study the psychological and social theories relevant to our understanding of criminality;
  • Study a course that is relevant to careers in law, the police force, social work and research;
  • Apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life case studies.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

Unit 1: Biological and Evolutionary Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

  • Historical explanations
  • Genetic explanations
  • Biochemical explanations
  • Neurological explanations
  • Personality theories

Unit 2: Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

  • Social learning theory
  • Media and crime
  • Psychodynamic theory

Unit 3: Criminological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

  • Vulnerabilities towards crime
  • Sub-cultural theories
  • Strain theory
  • Status Frustration
  • Differential Association
  • Environmental Theory
  • Social Bond Theory
  • Risk Factors
  • Relative Deprivation

Unit 4: Abnormal Behaviour and Psychopathy

  • Diagnosing abnormal behaviour
  • Cognitive approaches
  • Beck's Negative Triad
  • Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Behavioural Theory
  • Cognitive Theory
  • Life Events
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

Unit 5: Research and the Criminal Justice System (CJS)

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Leading question
  • Anxiety and weapon effect
  • Cognitive interview
  • Detecting deception
  • Juries and sentencing

Unit 6: Children who Kill

  • Mary Bell
  • Thompson and Venables
  • Kip Kinkel

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor to be marked. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. You can start this course at any time and there is no time limit for completion, allowing you to work at your own pace.

Study Method

The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by postal delivery, plus tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and level 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-Level).

The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Student record bag
  • Pen
  • Mouse mat
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE NUS Extra card

Q: Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

Reviews for this course

"I really enjoy this course"
Zsanett Turbukne Peter, Stretford

I really enjoy this course. My tutor is a very friendly and helpful person, the best tutor i've ever had. 

"I have already recommended your college to a friend!"
Julia Austin, Largs

I have always been interested in criminology and I am finding my course stimulating and engaging. I like the structure of the course and the guidance to further reading makes a good starting point. I have already recommended your college to a friend! I am looking forward to lodging my first assignment and receiving feedback.

I have found it challenging to keep strictly within the tight word count and my concern is that my assignment may be a little superficial. However perhaps that is part of the challenge!!

"Very good"
Janet Procter, Birmingham

The study materials are very good, so far I am doing a lot of reading and research for task one. The guided activity for my chosen case studies is helpful in putting together the first assignment - which is the next step for me. I do find all the reading very interesting.

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