Criminal Psychology Diploma Level 4


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Level 4 Diploma


240 Hours

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 Enrolment Fee £410.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

If you want to develop your knowledge of Criminal Psychology so that you can embark on a rewarding career or you are already working in a related field and want to improve your career prospects, then this is the course for you.

You will find in this field of study there are many different terms: Forensic Psychology; Criminological Psychology; Legal Psychology; Police Psychology and the course you are taking here, Criminal Psychology. These are all the branches of Psychology which separately deal with the psychology for the criminal including rehabilitation, law, behaviour and punishment.

Although Criminal Psychology and Forensic Psychology are two separate fields of study, there are arguments to say that they should be regarded as one, due to the overlaps between the two.

For this reason, we will attempt to understand each aspect of a criminal's life and provide you with an introduction to start thinking about aspects of Forensic Psychology. The course will start with possible bio psychosocial and development causes of criminal behaviour to the nature of the crime itself; the role of psychology in the investigative process; finishing with a brief discussion of the impact psychology has within the criminal justice system.

Topics covered are varied ranging from theories of crime to a detailed examination of the various types of crime such as serial killing, arson and terrorism. You will look at profiling techniques and other investigative tools such as interviewing and lie detection; with the last part of the course covering various topics within legal psychology, considered a sub-discipline of both Forensic Psychology and Criminal Psychology.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will receive the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch together with dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


At the end of each section of this Criminal Psychology course there are a number of activities, 50% of which are designed to get you to organise the information you have acquired into a format that you feel comfortable with. You are also required to write 1 x 500 word essay after completing each section. It is only the essays that need be submitted for assessment for this Criminal Psychology course.

For those of you who have been away from academia for some time, there are some tips on how you might want to structure your essays.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Pay in Full Online £330.00 Nil £330.00
Instalment Option 1 Online £210.00 £50.00X 4 months £410.00
Instalment Option 2 Online £110.00 £100.00 X 3 months £410.00
Pay in Full Paper £360.00 Nil £360.00
Instalment Option 1 Paper £240.00 £50.00 X 4 months £440.00
Instalment Option 2 Paper £140.00 £100.00 X 3 months £440.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Delivery costs are as follows:
UKFree Delivery
Rest of the World£65.00
Payment of delivery charges will be required before dispatch of your course.

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  • Module 1: Introduction (No Essay Required)
  • Module 2: Crime and Order Maintenance in Celtic & Roman Britain
  • Module 3: Chaos, Confusion and the Beginnings of English Law
  • Module 4: Governance by Consent
  • Module 5: An Age of Crime
  • Module 6: The New Police
  • Module 7: Crime Prevention and Community Reassurance
  • Module 8: Philosophy and the Criminal Justice System
  • Module 9: Biological Theories
  • Module 10: Psychological Theories of Crime
  • Module 11: Crime and Society
  • Module 12: Violence, Psychopathy and Anti-Social Personality Disorder and Objectives
  • Module 13: Crime and Psychology
  • Module 14: Geographical Profiling
  • Module 15: Victimology
  • Module 16: Terrorism - Developing Typologies
  • Module 17: Different Terrorist Groups
  • Module 18: Towards a Common Factor in Terrorism
  • Module 19: Theories of Domestic Violence
  • Module 20: Youth and Crime
  • Module 21: Drug Abuse
  • Module 22: Policing
  • Module 23: The Law Courts
  • Module 24: After Sentence
Awarding Organisation

This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by NCC Resources Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to courses. At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


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