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The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour and Criminology course offers an extensive understanding of the psychological factors contributing to criminal behaviour. It is designed to provide individuals with a comprehensive insight into the criminal mind and the various psychological factors that influence criminal behaviour. This course is accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH).

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5 hours, 42 minutes

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December 21, 2023



£46.66 inc. VAT

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This course is accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH). The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour and Criminology course provides an engaging and informative exploration of the links between criminal behaviour and various personality disorders. Elmira Strange, a Motivational Psychologist (MPhil) and Psycho-Spiritual Coach (Dip), this course covers a range of topics, including borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders that may be linked to criminal activity.   Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders are often linked to criminal behaviour. In this course, participants will explore these disorders in-depth and understand how they contribute to criminal activity. For instance, individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder may struggle with impulse control, leading to impulsive and potentially criminal behaviour. Similarly, Bipolar Disorder may contribute to sudden and extreme mood swings, increasing the risk of violent behaviour. Schizophrenia, on the other hand, may cause individuals to experience hallucinations and delusions that can result in violent and erratic behaviour. By understanding the relationship between mental health disorders and criminal behaviour, participants will gain insight into recognising and addressing these issues to prevent future criminal activity. Participants will also examine critical questions, such as whether anyone can murder or predict criminal behaviour in specific individuals. Additionally, the course offers insight into the relationship between mental health and the juridical system, exploring personality theories such as Eysenck's Personality Theory.   Eysenck's Personality Theory Eysenck's Personality Theory is a widely recognized theory that explains why some individuals may be more predisposed to committing crimes than others. This theory is based on the concept that individuals have varying levels of extroversion, neuroticism, and psychoticism, which can influence their behaviour. For instance, individuals with high levels of neuroticism may be more prone to anger and violence. In contrast, those with high levels of psychoticism may be more likely to engage in risky and impulsive behaviour. By exploring this theory, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the factors contributing to criminal behaviour and how to identify individuals at risk of committing crimes. This knowledge can be applied to various settings, such as in law enforcement and mental health treatment, to prevent and address criminal activity. Participants will also have access to various resources, including recommended literature and links to useful websites, creating an engaging and informative learning experience. Accredited by the International Association of Therapists (IAOTH), this course is ideal for anyone interested in personalities, individual behaviour, and criminal psychology.

You will be able to do the following after completing this course:

  • Understand the reasons for criminal behaviour
  • Know types of crime: burglary, murder, serial killing, etc.
  • Understand Personality disorders and crime
  • Identify the common characteristics of criminals
  • Know the Personality Theory of Criminal Behaviour
  • Identify the Sex offending behaviour
  • Learn about other important aspects of criminology & criminal psychology

Who is this course beneficial for?

The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour and Criminology course benefits a wide range of individuals interested in understanding the complexities of criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system. Specifically, this course is helpful for the following:
  1. Psychology Students: This course is highly relevant to psychology students interested in pursuing a forensic psychology or criminology career. It provides a comprehensive overview of personality disorders and their links to criminal behaviour.
  2. Law Enforcement Professionals: Law enforcement professionals can benefit from this course as it provides insight into the psychological factors contributing to criminal activity. This knowledge can be applied to investigations and developing strategies to prevent future crimes.
  3. Social Workers: Social workers may work with individuals affected by crime, such as victims or individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Understanding the psychological factors behind criminal behaviour can help social workers provide more effective support and interventions.
  4. Lawyers: Lawyers may represent individuals involved in criminal cases and benefit from understanding the psychological factors contributing to criminal behaviour. This knowledge can help them develop stronger arguments and defend their clients more effectively.
  5. Mental Health Professionals: Mental health professionals may work with individuals diagnosed with mental health disorders linked to criminal behaviour. This course explains the links between mental health disorders and criminal behaviour, which can inform treatment plans and interventions.
  6. Individuals interested in the Criminal Justice System: This course benefits individuals interested in the criminal justice system and wants to gain a deeper understanding of criminal behaviour and how the system works. This can include individuals considering a career in law enforcement or criminal justice reform advocates.
Overall, this course benefits anyone interested in understanding the complex relationship between personality, mental health, and criminal behaviour and how it impacts the criminal justice system.

Why Should You Take This Online Course?

  • Expertly Designed and Delivered by Industry Experts: Developed and delivered by ELMIRA STRANGE - Motivational Psychologist
  • Immediate Recognition with an Instant E-Certificate: After finishing our online course, you will receive an instant E-certificate. This certification acknowledges your dedication and successful course completion, allowing you to demonstrate your newly gained knowledge and skills to potential employers, colleagues, or clients. The E-certificate validates your accomplishments immediately, raising your professional standing.
  • Convenient Online Learning Experience: Because our course is entirely online, you may learn at your own pace and convenience. The course materials are accessible from anywhere and anytime, making it ideal for people with hectic schedules. The curriculum is delivered via captivating videos and extensive reading materials, creating a dynamic and interactive learning experience.
  • Self-paced Learning for Maximum Progress: We recognise that everyone has various learning styles and time commitments. As a result, our online course provides self-paced study. You can work through the course materials independently, allowing for a more personalised learning experience. Our course supports your individual learning preferences, whether you like to immerse yourself in the information or take it step by step.
  • Laptop, tablet, and smartphone compatibility: Our online course is device-compatible to improve accessibility. Whether you choose a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you may easily access and interact with the course contents. This adaptability allows you to learn on the go, incorporating your studies into your everyday routine and maximising your learning possibilities.

Career Prospect of this course:

Completing the Psychology of Criminal Behaviour and Criminology course can lead to a range of career prospects, including:
  1. Forensic Psychologist: Forensic psychologists are responsible for evaluating and diagnosing individuals involved in criminal cases. They may also provide expert testimony in court and develop treatment plans to help individuals with criminal behaviour.
  2. Criminologist: Criminologists analyze crime patterns and trends to develop strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity. They may also work in law enforcement agencies to help investigate and solve crimes.
  3. Correctional Officer: Correctional officers oversee individuals convicted of a crime and serve time in prison. They may also work in community corrections programs to help individuals return to society after release.
  4. Victim Advocate: Victim advocates work with individuals affected by crime, providing emotional support and connecting them with resources such as counselling and legal assistance.
  5. Law Enforcement Officer: Law enforcement officers work to prevent and investigate criminal activity. They may work in various roles, such as patrol officers, detectives, or federal agents.
  6. Criminal Defense Lawyer: Criminal defence lawyers represent individuals who have been accused of a crime, providing legal counsel and representation in court.
  7. Probation Officer: Probation officers work with individuals who have been released from prison or sentenced to probation, monitoring their compliance with court-ordered conditions and providing support to help them avoid future criminal activity.
Completing this course can provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue these careers and make a difference in the criminal justice system.

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Course Content

    • Introduction to the course 00:03:00
    • What is ‘Crime’ and ‘Criminology’? 00:09:00
    • Current Criminology & Statistics 00:09:00
    • The Current Causes & Explanations for Criminal Behaviour 00:11:00
    • Understanding ‘Violence’ (forms, types, & reasons) 00:10:00
    • Understanding ‘Property Crime’ 00:05:00
    • Eysenck’s Theory of Criminal Personality 00:15:00
    • Why people become ‘aggressive’ and ‘violent’: Causation 00:09:00
    • Personality Disorders & Attachment Styles 00:13:00
    • Schizophrenia & Criminal Behaviour 00:08:00
    • Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) / Sociopathy 00:09:00
    • Psychopathy and Crime 00:07:00
    • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) 00:07:00
    • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and how it’s linked to criminal behaviour 00:06:00
    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) 00:09:00
    • Bipolar Disorder & Crime Behaviour 00:06:00
    • Stalking & Sex Offending 00:07:00
    • Who are the ‘sex offenders’? 00:06:00
    • Personality Disorders & Sex Offending 00:03:00
    • Murder and Risk Factors 00:07:00
    • Is anyone capable of murder? 00:08:00
    • Serial and Mass Murder 00:08:00
    • Common characteristics of serial killers 00:07:00
    • Is it possible to prevent criminal behaviour? 00:08:00
    • Conclusion of the course 00:02:00
    • Psychology of Criminal Behaviour & Criminology 00:30:00
    • Get Your Certificate & Transcript 00:00:00

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