Criminology and Psychological Profiling Level 3

Course code: OSC1064
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Develop your understanding in criminology and psychological profiling, from home. Study the convenient way!

Develop your understanding in criminology and psychological profiling, from home. Study the convenient way!

  • Understand the definitions and measurement
  • Identify the criminological explanations of crime
  • Explore the Marxist vs realist views on crime
  • Explain the role of the police
  • 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
Course Overview

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Criminology Level 3 and a Certificate of Achievement in Psychological Profiling Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course Content

Criminology Level 3

  • The complex and diverse nature of defining crime
  • How crime is measured
  • Police recording of crime and the Crime Survey of England and Wales
  • Key criminological theories
  • Assess dominant views of crime
  • Theories with statistical data
  • Traditional and Neo Marxist views on crime
  • Right realist views
  • Fully social theory with statistical data
  • What constitutes violent crime
  • Different constructions of violent crime
  • Key theories of violent criminality
  • Critique dominant discourses
  • 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
  • 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

Psychological Profiling Level 3

  • 3 important factors of an interview
  • Cognitive interview format
  • Communication styles
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinaesthetic
  • Eckman’s theory
  • Key historical events
  • Crime scene analysis
  • Victims of internet dating scams
  • Myra Hindley case study
  • Personality theories
  • Personality tests
  • Organised and disorganised crime scenes
  • Typology
  • Investigative profiling
  • Geographical approaches
  • Psychopaths
  • Sociopaths
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Hunting strategies
  • Victim attack methods
  • Different theories of rape
  • Typologies and theories of rape
  • Organised and disorganised points of view
  • Risk factors
  • Langman’s typologies
Extra Info

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 (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, 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

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you by email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. You will also receive our award-winning support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates 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).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

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

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the price!

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 receive a Certificate of Achievement in Criminology Level 3 and a Certificate of Achievement in Psychological Profiling Level 3.

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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