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The award
UG:Diploma

How long you will study
24 weeks

Domestic course fees
GBP 798 per total

How you will study
distance, online

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 798 per total

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About Criminal Psychology at International Career Institute

Course Outline: What You Will Cover

The Criminal Psychology course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It will assists you in entering a fast growing profession. Students will complete the following units:

1 Criminal Psychology - An Introduction

  • Definition of Crime and Three Views of Crime
  • The Breadth of Criminal Psychology
  • Functions of a Criminal Psychologist
  • Understanding Court Procedures and the Correctional System

2 Comprehending Crimes through Psychology

  • Crime and the Human Body
  • Influences of Family and Environment
  • Nature vs. Nurture
  • Rational Action Theory

3 Crime and Mental Disability

  • Intelligence Testing
  • Offenders and Learning Disabilities
  • Psychopathology
  • Treatment for Mental Disorders

4 Aggression and Severe Crimes

  • Characteristics and Types of Aggressive Behaviour
  • The Society's Role in Human Aggression
  • Other Factors behind Aggression (Depression, Substance Abuse etc)
  • Theories Used in Criminal Psychology (Motivational, Freudian etc)

5 Age and Gender Studies in Relation to Crime

  • Crime Statistics and Case Studies
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and Prostitution
  • Criminal Responsibility and Age
  • Women and Youth Victims

6 How the Police Uses Psychology

  • Crime Reports
  • Gathering Research
  • Eye Witness Testimonies and Schemas
  • Police Line ups

7 Courtroom Psychology

  • Social Cognition and Primacy Effect
  • Law and Psychology
  • Effects of Media in Crime Reporting
  • Characteristics of Defendants and Lawyers

8 Prevention and Punishment of Crimes

  • Curbing Crime Rate
  • Punishment Types and History
  • Grounds for Punishment
  • Objectivity and Fairness

How Will You Benefit?

  • Fast track your career and obtain valuable training in criminal psychology
  • Learn the inside secrets of criminal psychology in months not years!
  • Study a criminal psychology course that was designed in conjunction with senior members of the profession
  • Free up valuable time, don't waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as £25 per week

Start reaping the benefits by enrolling today!

Career Prospects

Welcome to the world of exciting, intriguing and rewarding field of Criminal Psychology.

Fast track your career potential and knowledge in the field of criminal psychology.

Criminal Psychologists play a vital and exciting role in different legal proceedings, especially when it comes to figuring out the intent and reactions of criminals. Their expertise plays key roles in offender profiling and providing second opinions in case studies and witness interrogations, among others.

Criminal Psychology related work is found both in public and private establishments. Potential employment opportunities related to your training could be found in the following professions:

  • Probation / Rehabilitation
  • Forensics / Police / Private Investigator
  • Welfare officers
  • Youth workers
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Support workers
  • Legal research / Paralegal

Some professions will require further specific training eg police, psychologist, etc

Course Levels Explained

Diploma

Qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Prerequisites

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Course Length

The average time within which students complete studies is:

Diploma Level-24 weeks

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

  • Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
  • The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

Study Mode: Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you'll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Enrolments statistics reveal that students from the following categories are currently taking advantage of the distance learning experience at ICI:

  • Government, business & industry employers 32%
  • High school leavers 20%
  • Individuals looking to start a business or change career paths 18%
  • Individuals already in the industry looking to formalise and/or update knowledge and seek a promotion 11%
  • Military personal 11%
  • Stay at home mothers 8%

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very 'hands on' approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the 'theory' behind the industry - they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

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ICI is recognized by Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists, and Hynotherapists (ACCPH). ACCPH is an independent professional body and register for people in the counselling and psychology professions. ICI graduates may apply to the ACCPH for membership.

Various government departments and business's have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

The following is a partial list of companies and government departments which have enrolled or sponsored staff into ICI courses:

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Sports Centre, University of Kent
  • Department of Tourism, Regional Development & Industry
  • The Placement People
  • Skill Hire
  • Metcash Trading Ltd
  • Navman Technologies
  • The European Fund
  • Employment Directions Network
  • The Salvation Army
  • Calvin Klein
  • John Paul College
  • Legal Aid Commission
  • Melton Council
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HSBC
  • American Express
  • Clayton UTZ
  • Hennikers Solicitors
  • Villari Lawyers
  • Prisoners Education Trust (HM Prison Service)
  • Uniting Care Institute of Family Practice
  • Workplace Authority
  • Centacare Employment Group
  • Employment Directions
  • MAX Employment
  • Gunnebo (Security)
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Coles Myer Ltd

Already in the Profession or Industry?

This course and qualification is a great way of consolidating existing knowledge via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), updating your industry skills and contributing towards your professional development. It is also one of the most practical steps you can take towards working towards gaining a promotion or better paid position.

Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

What Do I Get?

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:

  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
  • Student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas! Save on transport, accommodation, communications, food, shopping, movies and more!

On successful completion of the course you will receive:

  • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of criminal psychology studies and training
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipCrimPsych
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program (Click to learn more).

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Notes about fees for this course

£25 Per Week Interest-Free Payment Plan

Entry requirements

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