Criminal Psychology – distance learning course

By: ACS Distance Education  24/06/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

Criminal Psychology – 100 hour distance education course. There are ten lessons consisting of - 1. Introduction to Criminal Psychology • Definitions of Crime • Consensus View of what Crime is • Conflict View of Crime • Interactionist View of Crime • Scope of Criminal Psychology • What Criminal Psychologists do • Case Study • Profiling • Courts • Correctional System 2. Psychological approaches to understanding crime • Biological explanations of Crime • Phrenology • Eugenics • XYY Chromosome Model • Genetics • Twin Studies • Adoption Studies • Nature, Nurture • Environmental Explanations of Crime • Family Influence • Agency Explanations; Rational Choice Theory 3. Psychology and understanding serious crimes • Aggression • Different Types of Aggression • Terminology • Drive Theories • Freudian Theories • Social Learning Theories • Biological and Evolutionary Theories • Types of Aggression • Aggression an against Outsiders • Aggression in Species • Aggression in Humans • Environmental Influences on Human Aggression • Imitation or Modelling • Familiarity • Reinforcement • Aggression and Culture • Other Factors in Aggression; Alcohol, Pain, Frustration • Murder • Sexual Assault • Stalking • Pursuit Behaviour • False Stalking Syndrome 4. Mental disorder and crime 1 – Learning disabilities and crime • Meaning of Learning Disabilities • IQ Testing • Crime and Intelligence • Modern Intelligence Testing • Learning Disabilities and Crime in General • Sex Offences and People with Learning Disabilities • Courts 5. Mental Disorder and Crime 2 – Psychopathy • Scope and Nature of Psychopathology • Personality Disorder • Psychopath • Heartless? Emotionless? • How do People become Psychopaths • Treatment 6. Gender and Crime • Scope and Nature of Gender and Crime studies • Rates of Crime • Murder and Violence • Prostitution • Case Study –Women Offenders • Victims • Murder • Domestic Violence • Sexual Abuse 7. Youth and Crime • Age of Criminal Responsibility • Risk Factors • Mental Health Risk • Conduct Disorders • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) • Cumulative Affect of Risk Factors • Prevalence and Offending • Case Studies • Young People as Victims 8. Psychology and the Police • Social Construction of Reported Crime • Eyewitness Testimony • Early Research • Schemas and EWT • Police Line Ups • Every day Uses of Psychology by Police 9. Psychology in the Courtroom • Social Cognition • Behaviour • Appearance • Expectations • The Primacy Effect • Attribution • Schemas and Social Perception • Central Traits • Stereotypes • Social Inference and Decision Making • Psychology and the Law • Guilt Bias • Media Effect • Defendant Attributes • Attorney Attributes 10. Psychology and Crime Prevention • Punishment • Types of Punishment • History of Punishment • Reasons for Punishment • Deterrents • Punishment and Impartiality Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Psychology/CRIMINAL-PSYCHOLOGY-BPS309-626.aspx

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