Duration: 10 lectures
Students in the above Diplomas attend the same class and lectures. However, on completion of the course, students may submit a chosen assignment in any one of the above areas in order to be awarded that particular exit award title.
Course fee: online €895 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments)
CPD Credits: This event has been approved for 9 CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland.
The Criminology Association of Ireland approves the Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology.
Delivered by John O’Keeffe, Criminologist and Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, the purpose of the Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology programme is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the fields of Criminology (the scientific study of crime) and Forensic Psychology from a historical, contemporary and progressive perspective. In addition, fundamental psychological concepts will be considered, including Personality Disorders, Learning Theory and Social Psychology. These will be related to the various theories of crime and offending. At the end of the course, learners will have a detailed understanding of the psychology and nature of criminal conduct.
At the outset, students will gain knowledge regarding the measurement and distribution of crime in society and official responses with regard to crime prevention and investigation. During the course, students will be able to impart an understanding of the psychology of criminal conduct and to understand a range of perspectives from relevant literature that seeks to shed light on crime and its commission, from psychopathy to sexual offending. By its conclusion, attendees will have a significant understanding of crime categories, offenders, and how a criminological and psychological understanding impacts on prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment.