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CRIMINOLOGY

Qualification

Course Code

22P1COM00382

Duration

6 Weeks

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Future Study

Cost

What you need to know

IS THIS FOR ME?

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.

HOW AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

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

Personality disorders/characteristics

Forgetting and reconstructing memory when recalling witness statements

The psychological profiles of famous criminals

START DATE AND RUNNING TIMES

22nd September 2022

LOCATION

Stevenage Campus