No formal entry requirements.
This short introduction to criminology allows you to dip your toes into the world of criminology and criminal psychology on a casual basis. Our short leisure course is perfect for anyone interested in true crime, psychology, and gaining a better understanding of behaviours.
Criminology is the study of the thoughts and behaviour of criminals. It answers the question: why do criminals do what they do? What shapes their personality, is it a case of personality disorders or life experiences?
This 6 week course will introduce you to the psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, take a look at eye witness testimony and offender profiling, examine why people make false confessions finishing with a look at famous criminals and what may have caused them to kill.
Topics covered include:
Introduction to criminal psychology
Biological and psychological explanation of criminal behaviour
Forgetting and reconstructing memory when recalling witness statements
The psychological profiles of famous criminals
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