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Profiling has become a subject of significant interest since the rise in popularity of crime drama series and psychological thrillers. This thought-provoking course will give you an overview of various approaches and processes involved in generating a profile and a greater understanding of crime and the theories behind investigation.

Explore forensic science, criminology theories, types of crime and punishment, and how to read a crime scene. Study famous case studies like Jack the Ripper & Charles Manson with a fresh and informed perspective.

Whether you want to learn out of personal curiosity or are looking to understand what a career in criminology may look like, this course will help you get to grips with this fascinating specialty.

    Requirements

    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.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Introduction

    • What is crime?
    • What causes crime?
    • Introduction to profiling
    • Why is profiling important?

    Module 2: Schools of Thought

    • Classical
    • Positivist
    • Chicago
    • Theories of social structure
    • Symbolic interactionism
    • Individual theories
    • Biosocial theories

    Module 3: Types and Levels of Crime

    • Misdemeanors and felonies
    • Personal crimes
    • Property crimes
    • Inchoate crimes
    • White collar crimes

    Module 4: Violent Crimes

    • Murder
    • Sexual assault
    • Assault

    Module 5: Punishment

    • Prison
    • Death penalty
    • Fines and other sanctions
    • Parole and probation

    Module 6: Forensic Science

    • What is forensics and where did it start?
    • Forensic pathology and autopsies
    • Toxicology
    • Ballistics
    • Forensic anthropology
    • Fingerprints

    Module 7: Profilers

    • Criminal profilers – who they are and what they do
    • Howard Teten
    • John E. Douglas
    • Robert Ressler
    • Other notable profilers

    Module 8: Phases of Profiling

    • Examination of evidence
    • Classification of evidence
    • Reconstruction
    • Examining the offender’s signature
    • Generating a profile

    Module 9: Victimology

    • Victims
    • Consequences of crime for victims
    • Victim proneness
    • Victim facilitation
    • Victim rights

    Module 10: Famous Case Studies

    • Jack the Ripper
    • Charles Manson
    • Al Capone
    • Other notable criminal cases

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Everyone investigating a career as a detective, criminal profiler, or forensic scientist
    • Those who enjoy the thrill of solving puzzles
    • Anyone curious by how the criminal mind works
    • Those who dream of writing a best-selling thriller or crime film script
    • Anyone with an interest in sociology and psychology

    Career path

    Criminologists have an exciting, fulfilling, and financially rewarding career. As a crime scene investigator or forensic science technician, qualified professionals can earn around $57,850 a year while a criminal profiler earns around $63,450. After completion of the course you may choose to pursue a career in this area.

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Profiling has become a subject of significant interest since the rise in popularity of crime drama series and psychological thrillers. This thought-provoking course will give you an overview of various approaches and processes involved in generating a profile and a greater understanding of crime and the theories behind investigation.

    Explore forensic science, criminology theories, types of crime and punishment, and how to read a crime scene. Study famous case studies like Jack the Ripper & Charles Manson with a fresh and informed perspective.

    Whether you want to learn out of personal curiosity or are looking to understand what a career in criminology may look like, this course will help you get to grips with this fascinating specialty.

      Requirements

      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.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Introduction

      • What is crime?
      • What causes crime?
      • Introduction to profiling
      • Why is profiling important?

      Module 2: Schools of Thought

      • Classical
      • Positivist
      • Chicago
      • Theories of social structure
      • Symbolic interactionism
      • Individual theories
      • Biosocial theories

      Module 3: Types and Levels of Crime

      • Misdemeanors and felonies
      • Personal crimes
      • Property crimes
      • Inchoate crimes
      • White collar crimes

      Module 4: Violent Crimes

      • Murder
      • Sexual assault
      • Assault

      Module 5: Punishment

      • Prison
      • Death penalty
      • Fines and other sanctions
      • Parole and probation

      Module 6: Forensic Science

      • What is forensics and where did it start?
      • Forensic pathology and autopsies
      • Toxicology
      • Ballistics
      • Forensic anthropology
      • Fingerprints

      Module 7: Profilers

      • Criminal profilers – who they are and what they do
      • Howard Teten
      • John E. Douglas
      • Robert Ressler
      • Other notable profilers

      Module 8: Phases of Profiling

      • Examination of evidence
      • Classification of evidence
      • Reconstruction
      • Examining the offender’s signature
      • Generating a profile

      Module 9: Victimology

      • Victims
      • Consequences of crime for victims
      • Victim proneness
      • Victim facilitation
      • Victim rights

      Module 10: Famous Case Studies

      • Jack the Ripper
      • Charles Manson
      • Al Capone
      • Other notable criminal cases

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Everyone investigating a career as a detective, criminal profiler, or forensic scientist
      • Those who enjoy the thrill of solving puzzles
      • Anyone curious by how the criminal mind works
      • Those who dream of writing a best-selling thriller or crime film script
      • Anyone with an interest in sociology and psychology

      Career path

      Criminologists have an exciting, fulfilling, and financially rewarding career. As a crime scene investigator or forensic science technician, qualified professionals can earn around $57,850 a year while a criminal profiler earns around $63,450. After completion of the course you may choose to pursue a career in this area.

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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      31785 Students

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      Guarantee

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      Accredited

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      Accredited