PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL PROFILING DIPLOMA COURSE
Criminology & Forensic Courses
Approximate Study Time
360 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £150.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £60.00
Approximate Delivery Time
2-3 Working Days (Royal Mail Recorderd Delivery)
The Psychology of Criminal Profiling – Level 3 Diploma Course is a very intriguing and fascinating course and has been introduced due the increasing popularity of the courses surrounding this subject area - Criminal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Forensic Science.
On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award.
Every criminal act is committed by a criminal and in seeking to understand the workings of the criminal mind and its motivations, investigators have increasingly turned for assistance to what is now popularly known as psychological profiling. This investigative discipline is based on the belief that a criminal does not just leave physical clues at the scene of the crime but that he also leaves psychological clues. By careful examination and consideration of these clues the skilled profiler endeavours to build up a picture of the likely offender.A skilled profiler combines common sense, observation, background knowledge and geographical factors with a sound knowledge of psychology in his efforts to profile a killer.
Unit 1 gives an introduction to profiling, this is an essential part of the course and requires concentrated study if the learner is to gain maximum benefit from working through the case studies.
Our first case study of the Psychology of Criminal Profiling Course takes us to Argentina and Buenos Aires of the early 1900s and a study of the infamous ‘Big Eared Pest’, the child killer Santos Godino.
In case study 2 we will go back to Germany in the 1930s and examine the case of Peter Kurten, ‘The Monster of Dusseldorf’, and the groundbreaking work of Professor Carl Berg.
In case study 3 we move to the United States of the 1940s and the incredibly accurate profile of George Metesky, ‘The Mad Bomber of New York’ by Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. James Brussel.
Case study 4 brings us to war time London and Sussex in England in the 1940s and the case of John George Haigh, ‘The Acid Bath Murderer’.
Case study 5 of the Psychology of Criminal Profiling Course takes us back to the United States where we once again meet Dr. James Brussel in the investigation of a series of murders committed in Boston of the 1960s by Albert de Salvo, ‘The Boston Strangler’.
Case study 6 takes us back to Yorkshire of the 1970s where Dr. Stuart Kind helped to bring an end to the reign of terror of Peter Sutcliffe, ‘The Yorkshire Ripper’.
For case study 7 we return to the United States and Chicago of the 1970s where we encounter John Wayne Gacy and his alter-egos, Pogo and Patches the Clown and the gruesome murders of more than thirty young men and boys.
For case study 8 of the course we return to London of the late 1970s and early 1980s, to Muswell Hill, London, where we examine the serial murders committed by Dennis Nilsen, ‘The Muswell Hill Killer’.
The old mill town of Hyde, Cheshire some five miles from the centre of Manchester provides the 1990s setting for case study 9 which examines the murderous medical practice of ‘Doctor Death’, alias Doctor Frederick Harold Shipman.
Our final case study takes us to Stirling, Scotland in 1996 where we encounter disgraced scout master and jobless shopkeeper, Thomas Hamilton, who in a murderous frenzy slaughtered sixteen children and a teacher at Dunblane Primary School.
At the end of each case study within the Psychology of Criminal ProfilingCourse the learner is required to use the information contained in the study material and any other information they have collected, either from further reading, research on the internet or other media, to complete a profiling sheet. The learner will then use this information to compile a detailed pen portrait of the offender(s) studied.
In the conclusion to this Psychology of Criminal Profiling Course we examine some of the differences in definition of and approach to profiling, and consider more recent developments such as computer aided geographic profiling. At the end of this last Unit the learner is invited to carry out research in the media and on the internet to draw up a profile of Raoul Moat.
The Course covers the following Units:-
Unit 1 - An introduction to Profiling Criminals
Unit 2 - Cayetano Santos Godino
Unit 3 - The Monster of Dusseldorf
Unit 4 - The Mad Bomber of New York
Unit 5 - The Acid Bath Murderer
Unit 6 - Who was the Boston Strangler?
Unit 7 - The Yorkshire Ripper
Unit 8 - John Wayne Gacy
Unit 9 - The Muswell Hill Murderer
Unit 10 - Doctor Death
Unit 11 - The Dunblane Massacre
Unit 12 - Conclusion
Course Duration & Support:
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.
At the end of each Psychology of Criminal Profiling Unit there are a number of questions which need to be answered fully and marked by your tutor to gain your Psychology of Criminal Profiling Certificate.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Psychology of Criminal Profiling Certificate of Achievement by NCFE. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to courses which result in the award of a certificate of achievement but does not qualify you for a nationally recognised qualification.
This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home.
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