Forensic Psychology Level 3

Course code: OSC1047
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Delve deep into the fascinating world of forensic psychology with this interactive and engaging course.

  • Study psychological principles and theories used to understand criminal behaviour
  • Discover how criminal profiling can assist in the detection of crime
  • Pursue your career in a subject that is vitally important for the criminal justice system
  • Gain an excellent foundation for further studies in psychology and forensic science
Course Overview

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

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 120 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Forensic Psychology Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor Marked Assignments.

Course Content
  • Introduction to forensic psychology
  • Law and forensic psychology
  • Insanity plea
  • Automatism
  • Biological (genetic, biochemical)
  • Personality theories
  • Psychological explanations
  • Social learning theory
  • Media and crime
  • Attachment theory
  • Criminological theories
  • Psychopathology
  • Deviation from social norms (DSN)
  • Failure to function adequately (FFA)
  • Cognitive approach to abnormal psychology
  • Behavioural psychology
  • Psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Dissociative identity disorder
  • Risk factors
  • Children who kill
  • Actuarial
  • Structure clinical judgement
  • Unstructured clinical judgement
  • DSM Criteria for ASPD
  • Psychopathy checklist
  • Assessing risk: predicting recidivism and harm on parole
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Approaches to profiling
  • Type of crime scene
  • Personality attributes
  • Geographical profiling
  • Victim attack method
  • Models and typologies of rape
  • Theories of rape (anger, sadism)
  • Sexual abuse and paedophilia
Extra Info

Assessment

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

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by postal delivery or online, plus tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

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).

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.

  • 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

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