About this Course
This Psychology of Criminal profiling course offers an insight into the minds of some of the world’s most notorious criminals.
|Study Time:||120 hours|
|Enrolment length:||12 months|
|Course Format:||Paper or Online|
|Entry Requirements:||None Specific|
Your Psychology of Criminal Profiling course is an in-depth look at the minds of deadly criminals via the form of case studies.
5 Procedural steps in generating a profile:
- A thorough analysis of the type/nature of the criminal act is made and it is then compared to the types of people who have committed similar crimes in the past
- An in depth analysis of the actual crime scene is made
- The victim’s background and activities are analysed, to look for possible motives and connections
- The possible factors for the motivation of the crime are analysed
- The description of the possible offender is developed, founded on the detected characteristics, which can be compared to with previous cases
In modern criminology, criminal profiling is generally considered the “third wave” of investigative science:
- The first wave was the study of clues, pioneered by Scotland Yard in the 19th century
- The second wave was the study of crime itself (frequency studies and the like)
- This third wave is the study of the psyche of the criminal
A tutor will be able for support via post or e-mail, with our student support team also on hand to help with any queries you may have. Assignments must be submitted to your tutor through email and these are then marked as soon as possible.
This course assesses the following units:
Module 1: An introduction to Profiling Criminals
Module 2: Cayetano Santos Godino
Module 3: The Monster of Dusseldorf
Module 4: The Mad Bomber of New York
Module 5: The Acid Bath Murderer
Module 6: Who was the Boston Strangler?
Module 7: The Yorkshire Ripper
Module 8: John Wayne Gacy
Module 9: The Muswell Hill Murderer
Module 10: Doctor Death
Module 11: The Dunblane Massacre
Module 12: Conclusion
To pass this course learners must complete a number of assignments. These are completed after navigating through the lessons which are sent to students and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.
This course comes to you as a paper course pack which you can work through in your own time. By reading through the lessons on the course and with the help of a personal tutor you will be able to learn all of the necessary knowledge required to tackle the tutor marked assignments that are used to assess the course. Alternatively, you can study for this course online to save some money on your course and study through the internet with the materials available 24/7 on any computer or smart device.