1Course Overview

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!

This course will allow you to:

  • 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
  • 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

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!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 60,000 students that already have!

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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

 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 (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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

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 (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

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 Certificate in Criminology Level 3 and your Certificate in Psychological Profiling Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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