Call us free on:
0800 970 9131
Basket 0

Criminal Psychology Level 3

Course Code: OSC582
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Gain an insight into criminal psychology, from home!

  • 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.

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

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Course Content

  • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor to be marked. 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, plus tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (where level 2 and level 3 courses are similar in difficulty to GCSEs and A Levels, respectively, and where level 4 courses are slightly more challenging than an A-Level).

    The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual's QCF level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Open Study College which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses.

    NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. These are Ofqual (the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator in England); the Welsh Government and CCEA (the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment) in Northern Ireland.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

Similar Courses

Reviews For This Course

  • Course Rating

    "I really enjoy this course"

    - Zsanett Turbukne Peter, Stretford

    I really enjoy this course. My tutor is a very friendly and helpful person, the best tutor i've ever had. 

View More Reviews

Course Cost £389.00

  • Was£439.00
  • Save£50.00

Discount ends 31st October

Free UK Delivery

Speak to an adviser