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