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The Diploma in Forensic Psychology course is designed to show you the fantastic facts of psychological behaviour with a particular focus on criminal psychology. You will learn how criminals think and behave.

At first, the course portrays the historical development of the forensic psychology that will be followed by the discussion on research methods of Forensic psychology. Then the course teaches the theories of offending, personal characteristics of an offender, the nature of psychopath offenders, and more. You will learn the use of forensic psychology in Police investigation. Finally, the course discusses the forensic psychology in the courtroom.

Upon completion, you will be able to use psychological theories for explaining criminal behaviour and also able to explain motivational factors of various criminal acts such as sexual, violent or fire setting offending behaviour.

Please note that this Diploma in Forensic Psychology Course does not entitle you to join the HCPC register or recognised Forensic psychologist. This course will not make you a Forensic psychologist but you will come across all the basic guidelines of Forensic psychology to boost and shine your knowledge in this particular field.

What Will I Learn?

  • Use psychological theories and explain criminal behaviour
  • Start professional career in forensic or criminal settings


  • Having an interest in Psychology and learning about criminal behaviour

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Introduction: About the Course and the Tutor Preview FREE 00:03:00
History of development of Forensic Psychology FREE 00:06:00
Research Design and Methodology FREE 00:12:00
Critical evaluation of psychological research 00:09:00
Introduction to theories of offending 00:06:00
Theories of sexual offending 00:08:00
Theories of violent offending 00:08:00
Module: 02
Theories of fire-setting behaviour 00:08:00
Personal characteristics of offenders 00:06:00
Personality disordered offenders 00:06:00
Psychopathic offenders 00:07:00
Mental Illness and offending 00:07:00
An Introduction to Offender Profiling 00:05:00
Approaches to Offender Profiling 00:05:00
Module: 03
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling 00:06:00
Eye-witness testimony 00:07:00
Expert witness testimony 00:04:00
Attitudes towards victims 00:06:00
’What works’ literature in reducing re-offending 00:06:00
Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending 00:07:00
Incident management (Crisis Negotiation) 00:08:00
Resources – Diploma in Forensic Psychology 00:00:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

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