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This enlightening study of human behaviour is the perfect introduction to criminal psychology. The reasons criminals behave in certain ways, the way they think about and justify those behaviours, and understanding those factors are revealed in simple terms for the student to get to grips with easily.



Unit 1 Introduction

• Defining criminal psychology
• Scope of criminal psychology
• Roles of the criminal psychologist

Unit 2 Researching Criminal Behaviours

• The scientific method of psychological research
• Ethical considerations of psychological research
• Designing a research study/experiment:
– Focus of the research
– The hypothesis
– Data collection methods
– Analysing the data
– Reaching conclusions
– Reporting the results
– The usefulness of psychological research

Unit 3 How Criminal Psychology can be used to Understand Crime

• Factors that influence the incidence of criminal activity
• The major perspectives that try to explain causes of criminal behaviour:
– Biological/physiological theories
– Cognitions theories
– Behavioural theories
• Developmental theories

Unit 4 How Criminal Psychology can be used in Criminal Investigations

• Investigating a crime
• Witness reliability
• Factors that affect memory acquisition
• Factors that affect memory retention
• Factors that affect memory retrieval
• Interviewing witnesses
• Interviewing suspects
• Detecting lies
• Detecting false confessions
• Offender profiling
• Geographic profiling

Unit 5 How Criminal Psychology can be used in Prosecutions

• An overview of courtroom procedures
• How witnesses can affect a jury’s decision
• How child witnesses can affect a jury’s decision
• How expert witnesses can affect a jury’s decision
• How the judicial system can affect a jury’s decision
• How the juror reaches a decision
• Group decision making
• Group behaviour

Unit 6 How Criminal Psychology can be used with Convicted Criminals

• A Brief history of punishments
• The range of punishments
• Imprisonment
• Problems inmates encounter in prison
• Support available in prisons
• Alternatives to imprisonment
• Rehabilitating prisoners
• Offender behaviour programmes

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  • This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
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