The role of a forensic psychologist is fascinating, and if you’ve always been interested in criminal behaviour and you’d love to play a part in making the world a better, safer place, then read on!
Analysing the crime. Getting to the bottom of the motive. Giving evidence before the court, all eyes on you. Forensic psychology is one of the fastest growing disciplines within the field, making it an incredibly popular career choice. Experts in the subject will work within the criminal justice system, attempting to discover why people commit crime, as well as reduce offending rates. In many cases, the contribution of a forensic psychologist is the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to solving cold cases.
On this captivating level three course, you’ll look at the history and development of forensic psychology, going back as far as the Early Modern period. You’ll examine psychobiological theories of crime, investigating whether genetics of environment plays a greater role, as well as the fascinating studies that have been undertaken to answer this question.
Delve deep inside the psychology of serious offenders, looking at different categories types of crime, as well as the impact they can have upon the victim
You’ll take a look at offender profiling, as well as how risk assessments are conducted in an attempt to reduce recidivism. Ready to open a window into a world few dare to tread? Then let’s go!