The Criminal Psychology gives an in-depth insight into why people commit the crimes they do and how psychological treatment can impact the level of criminal activities occurring.

The course is great if you work in the legal profession in a secretarial or office role or work in welfare and youth work and need to have an understanding of the process of dealing with clients mental health concerns.

The course is flexible in study mode, so why not enquire today.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  2. Psychological approaches to understanding crime
  3. Psychology and understanding serious crimes
  4. Mental disorder and crime 1 ... Learning disabilities and crime
  5. Mental Disorder and Crime 2 ... Psychopathy
  6. Gender and Crime
  7. Youth and Crime
  8. Psychology and the Police
  9. Psychology in the Courtroom
  10. Psychology and Crime Prevention
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Define crime and criminal psychology.
  • Discuss psychological theories and approaches to understanding crime.
  • Define serious crimes and explain the involvement of psychology.
  • Discuss the relationship between a person having a learning disability and committing crime.
  • Define psychopathy and discuss psychological theories relating to psychopathy.
  • Discuss gender differences associated with crime.
  • Discuss the psychological theories relating to youth and crime.
  • Discuss how psychology is used by the police.
  • Discuss how psychology is used in the court room.
  • Discuss the use of psychology in crime prevention.