Whatever your career goal, this criminology and forensic psychology course will develop your knowledge of the fundamental principles of this exciting, intriguing and rewarding field.
The Certificate of Criminology and Forensic Psychology is an online professional development course designed to give graduates the knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in criminology or forensic psychology or to enhance current employment opportunities.
This online criminology and forensic psychology course you will equip you for employment throughout the criminal justice system, including the police force or legal services. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of criminology and forensic psychology and gain a solid foundation for further studies in this field.
You will discover the fundamentals of criminology and forensic psychology, including crime, criminal profiling, serial killing, eyewitness memory, fitness to stand trial, interviewing, interrogation, confessions, exploring causes behind criminal and deviant behaviour and the core theories and issues in criminology and forensic psychology.
On completion of this course, you will gain the confidence to strive for promotional opportunities and further your professional career in criminology and forensic psychology.
Unit 1: Criminology
What is Criminology?
Norms, Mores, Folkways and Laws
What is Crime?
Elements of Crime
The Ecology of Crime
Types of Crime Prevention
Legal Classification of Crimes
Organised Crimes and Unorganised Crimes
Causes of Crime
The Classical School of Criminology
The Theory of Punishment
The Positivist Principle
Classification of Criminals
Critical School of Criminology
Sociological Approach to Crimes
Theories of the Sub-Culture
The New Criminology
Classification of Crimes
Patterns and Trends of Crimes
Criminal Justice System
Categories of Offence
The Profile of Criminals
Victims of Crimes
Critiques of Classical Theory
Sociological Theories of Crime
Social Control or Bond Theories
What is Terrorism?
Australian Court System
Crime and psychiatry
Unit 2: Forensic Psychology
Introduction To Forensic Psychology
Media Hype Vs. Reality
The Roles Of Forensic Psychologist
Careers In Forensic Psychology
Forensic Psychology Versus Forensic Psychiatry
The Relationship Between Psychology And Law
The History Of Forensic Psychology
Theories Of Crime
Biological Theories Of Crime
Sociological Theories Of Crime
Forensic Psychology And Policing
Offenders With Low IQ
Psychology and Profiling
Goals Of Geographic Profiling
Crime Scene Investigation
Limits Of Profiling And Psychological Autopsy
Psychological Models Of Violence
The Psychodynamic Perspective
Cognitive Development And Violence
Personality And Violence
Psychopathy And Violence
Intelligence And Violence
Psychologist As Expert Witness
Eye Witness Testimony
Eye Witness Memory
The Psychology Of Confessions
Fitness To Stand Trial
Predicting Offending Behaviours
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 25 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00 for this course. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.