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Criminal Psychology

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ABOUT THIS COURSE

Delve into the criminal mind and learn what it takes to be a criminal psychologist


Do you have what it takes to understand the mind? Take a deep dive into the world of Criminal Psychology to learn more - and see if this is the career for you!

What causes a person to commit crimes? Will you be the person to definitively answer the age-old question? The criminal mind is a fascinating thing, and among the professionals tasked with exploring that mind are criminal psychologists. 

In this course, we explore what it takes to be a criminal psychologist, looking at education, career options, and exploring criminal theory. Interesting, challenging, and with an average salary of $63,000, is criminal psychology the career for you?

You'll get an up-close look at the job and the people that a criminal psychologist interacts with, from colleagues to cops to the criminals themselves. 

This course takes you through the many types of crime, the motivations that drive some criminals and leaves you with a more full understanding of the ways in which a person might think and act. For anyone interested in the mind, this course will enlighten and allow you to understand other people - and yourself - a little bit better. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

You'll learn about the background and education that a criminal psychologist must have. We'll discuss critical thinking, impartiality, professionalism and how one should conduct themselves as a psychologist. We'll cover bias and how to avoid it, as well as discussing cultural differences and the ways you can make sure that you are culturally competent. 

We'll take an indepth look into many different types of crimes, from sex crimes to murder, and discuss different theories of crimes. We'll explain it all and leave you with the tools and abilities to carefully consider theories, look at evidence, and come to an informed conclusion. 

You will leave this course with improved critical thinking skills and a better understanding of science, justice, and pyschology.

This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in a career in criminal psychology, and is a great resource to see if that career is right for them. From education to the reality of the job, you will see what it's really like and better be able to judge if it's the right career for you. 

Of course, this course isn't just for those thinking about a career! If you're a true crime buff, a lover of cop shows, a maven of mysteries - this course is for you too! An intriguing and interesting insight into another aspect of the criminal justice system, and the minds of criminals, this course is perfect for anyone who enjoys learning. 

This course could set you on the path to becoming a certified criminal psychologist, or perhaps you'll learn that you'd rather explore other areas of psychology, crimial justice, or law! With the valuable insights this course will give you, you'll be able to better understand these careers and know if they are right for you. 

No matter what career path you are on, continuing to learn and expand your mind - as well as learning critical thinking tehcniques - will serve you well and help you progress! 

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

Module 1: Introduction
  • 1.1 What is criminal psychology?
  • 1.2 What is the role of a criminal psychologist?
  • 1.3 What education is required to become a criminal psychologist?
  • 1.4 Personal characteristics of a criminal psychologist
  • 1.5 Career pathways in the field of criminal psychology
Module 2: Origins Of Criminal Behavior
  • 2.1 Defining crime
  • 2.2 Traditional theories of crime
  • 2.3 Biological theories of criminal behavior
  • 2.4 Sociological theories of criminal behavior
  • 2.5 Developmental theories of criminal behavior
  • 2.6 Psychological theories of criminal behavior
Module 3: Human Aggression And Violence
  • 3.1 Defining aggression
  • 3.2 Types of aggression
  • 3.3 Biological model of aggression
  • 3.4 Social learning model of aggression
  • 3.5 Cognitive model of aggression
  • 3.6 Integrated theory of crime
Module 4: Crime And Mental Illness
  • 4.1 Defining mental illness
  • 4.2 Causality and criminal responsibility
  • 4.3 Anxiety and mood disorders
  • 4.4 Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
  • 4.5 Personality disorders
  • 4.6 Substance abuse and crime
Module 5: Criminal Acts
  • 5.1 Types of crime
  • 5.2 Aggravated assault
  • 5.3 Homicide and manslaughter
  • 5.4 Serial homicide
  • 5.5 Family and domestic violence
  • 5.6 Hate crimes
Module 6: Sex Crimes
  • 6.1 Sexual harassment
  • 6.2 Rape and sexual assault
  • 6.3 Characteristics of sexual offenders
  • 6.4 Sexual offences against children
Module 7: Other Crimes
  • 7.1 Childhood abuse
  • 7.2 Juvenile crime
  • 7.3 Burglary, home invasions and theft
  • 7.4 Cybercrime
  • 7.5 Terrorism

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

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Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Lauren Keegan

Lauren Keegan is a Sydney-based psychologist and writer. Lauren has worked in youth services, government child protection agencies and public mental health. For the past eight years, Lauren has enjoyed the challenging and rewarding work as a psychologist in a community mental health service in South-Western Sydney. She resides in a semi-rural town on the outskirts of Sydney with her family and their boisterous Cocker Spaniel named Buddy. In her spare time she writes crime fiction and psychological thrillers.

MEET THE INSTRUCTOR

Lauren Keegan

Lauren Keegan is a Sydney-based psychologist and writer. Lauren has worked in youth services, government child protection agencies and public mental health. For the past eight years, Lauren has enjoyed the challenging and rewarding work as a psychologist in a community mental health service in South-Western Sydney. She resides in a semi-rural town on the outskirts of Sydney with her family and their boisterous Cocker Spaniel named Buddy. In her spare time she writes crime fiction and psychological thrillers.

Module 1: Introduction
  • 1.1 What is criminal psychology?
  • 1.2 What is the role of a criminal psychologist?
  • 1.3 What education is required to become a criminal psychologist?
  • 1.4 Personal characteristics of a criminal psychologist
  • 1.5 Career pathways in the field of criminal psychology
Module 2: Origins Of Criminal Behavior
  • 2.1 Defining crime
  • 2.2 Traditional theories of crime
  • 2.3 Biological theories of criminal behavior
  • 2.4 Sociological theories of criminal behavior
  • 2.5 Developmental theories of criminal behavior
  • 2.6 Psychological theories of criminal behavior
Module 3: Human Aggression And Violence
  • 3.1 Defining aggression
  • 3.2 Types of aggression
  • 3.3 Biological model of aggression
  • 3.4 Social learning model of aggression
  • 3.5 Cognitive model of aggression
  • 3.6 Integrated theory of crime
Module 4: Crime And Mental Illness
  • 4.1 Defining mental illness
  • 4.2 Causality and criminal responsibility
  • 4.3 Anxiety and mood disorders
  • 4.4 Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders
  • 4.5 Personality disorders
  • 4.6 Substance abuse and crime
Module 5: Criminal Acts
  • 5.1 Types of crime
  • 5.2 Aggravated assault
  • 5.3 Homicide and manslaughter
  • 5.4 Serial homicide
  • 5.5 Family and domestic violence
  • 5.6 Hate crimes
Module 6: Sex Crimes
  • 6.1 Sexual harassment
  • 6.2 Rape and sexual assault
  • 6.3 Characteristics of sexual offenders
  • 6.4 Sexual offences against children
Module 7: Other Crimes
  • 7.1 Childhood abuse
  • 7.2 Juvenile crime
  • 7.3 Burglary, home invasions and theft
  • 7.4 Cybercrime
  • 7.5 Terrorism

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