1Course Overview

Advanced Criminalistics

Course code: OSC1066

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Gain advanced knowledge in everything about criminology with a flexible distance learning course!

This bundle will include:

  • Criminology Level 3
  • Criminal Psychology Level 3
  • Psychological Profiling Level 3

This course will allow you to:

  • Outline three important factors an individual needs to consider for the first seven seconds of an interview
  • Identify the key historical events that led to profiling becoming an integral part of crime scene analysis
  • Outline how personality theories evolved with regard to personality profiling
  • Identify differences between organised and disorganised crime scene
  • Describe the different theories of rape
  • Outline risk factors associated with school shooters
  • 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
  • Understand the role of the police
  • Explore the Marxist vs Realist Views on Crime

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

You may start at any time and have 2 years to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

 Criminology Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Definitions and Measurement
  • The complex and diverse nature of defining crime
  • How crime is measured
  • Police Recording of crime and the Crime Survey of England and Wales
Unit 2: Criminological Explanations of Crime
  • Key criminological theories
  • Assess dominant views of crime
  • Theories with statistical data
Unit 3: Marxist vs Realist Views on Crime
  • Traditional and Neo Marxist views on crime
  • Right Realist Views
  • Fully Social Theory with statistical data
Unit 4: Discourses of Violent Crime
  • What constitutes violent crime
  • Different constructions of violent crime
  • Key theories of violent criminality
  • Critique dominant discourses
Unit 5: Role of the Police
  • The main functions of the police service
  • How policing has changed over the last 100 years
  • The role of policing
  • Assess the future direction of the police service
Unit 6: Crime and Punishment
  • Different theories of punishment
  • The merits of different views on punishment
  • The dominant use of prison as a form of punishment in the UK
  • Using statistical evidence that capital punishment acts as a deterrent

 

 Criminal Psychology

 Level 3: 

 

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

 

 Psychological

 Profiling Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Seven Seconds
  • 3 important factors of an interview
  • Cognitive Interview Format
  • Communication styles
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinaesthetic
  • Eckman’s theory
Unit 2: Introduction to Profiling
  • Key historical events
  • Crime scene analysis
  • Victim of internet dating scam
  • Myra Hindley case study
Unit 3: Personality Typologies [Jung; Colours; Big 5; Stress]
  • Personality theories
  • Personality theories
  • Personality tests
Unit 4: Criminal Profiling
  • Organised and disorganised crime scene
  • Typology
  • Investigative
  • Geographical approaches
  • Psychopath,
  • Sociopath
  • Narcissic personality
  • Hunting strategies
  • Victim attack methods
Unit 5: Profiling Rapists
  • Different theories of rape
  • Typologies and theories of rape
  • Organised and disorganised points of view
Unit 6: Profiling school shooters
  • Risk factors
  • Langman’s typologies
  • Analyse
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle, which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 24 months tutor support, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support by mail or email, so help is only a click away!

Course outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle. This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificates.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
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  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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