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Criminology & Forensic Psychology

City Colleges’ Professional Diploma
  • Explore the psychology of criminal conduct in our criminology course…
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  • Starting Wednesday 22nd May
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Crime World

Nicola Tallant & John Deane-O’Keeffe discuss Serial Killers and Modern Policing.

Nicola speaks with John Deane-O’Keeffe, head of the Faculty of criminology and policing studies at City Colleges in Dublin about the psychology behind some of the worlds’ most dangerous criminals.

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Classroom

Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.
Price from €1195
  • City Centre Location
  • Fully Interactive Limited Class Size
  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starting Wednesday 22nd May
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm
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Live Online

Live online training with real-time instructor-student interaction.
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  • Live & fully online
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  • 10 Weeks, 1 evening per week
  • Starting Wednesday 22nd May
  • 6.30 to 9.30pm
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Explore the Intricacies of Criminal Behaviour with Our Criminology Courses in Ireland

Dive Deep into the World of Criminology with Our Professional Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology

From the very beginning of this comprehensive Criminology course, students will immerse themselves in the fundamental aspects of the field, gaining valuable insights into how crime is measured and analyzed in society. This includes a detailed look at various responses aimed at crime prevention and investigation, essential for anyone pursuing a career in this dynamic field.

Throughout this Criminology course, participants will explore the psychological underpinnings of criminal behavior, dissecting a wide range of criminal activities from psychopathy and sexual offending to the complexities of serial killing. This deep dive into criminal psychology is designed to shed light on the darkest aspects of human behaviour, offering students a rounded perspective on potential preventive measures.

By the end of this program, those enrolled in our Criminology courses in Ireland will develop a comprehensive understanding of various crime categories and the corresponding behaviours. More importantly, they will learn how interdisciplinary approaches involving both Criminology and psychology can play a crucial role in crafting effective strategies for crime prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment.

Available Online and in Dublin City Centre

Our versatile Criminology courses are accessible both online and from our conveniently located campus in Dublin City Centre (South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2), making it easy for students from all over Ireland to join. We are proud to offer a curriculum that has been rigorously reviewed and endorsed with 14 CPD credits by the Psychology Society of Ireland.

Course Objectives

  • Build a Strong Foundation: This Criminology course provides students with a robust grounding in the core principles, concepts, and theories of both Criminology and Forensic Psychology. Explore how these disciplines interact with each other and their significant impact on society.
  • Develop Critical Perspectives: We aim to foster a critical thinking mindset, enabling students to analyze and synthesize various sociological perspectives related to crime and its prevention. This critical analysis is vital for professionals working within the criminal justice system.
  • Enhance Knowledge and Skills: Our courses are designed to keep you at the forefront of the field, with the latest academic research and practical case studies that enhance your ability to apply this knowledge in real-world scenarios.
  • Transferable Skills for Professional Success: Graduates of our Criminology courses in Ireland will leave with a suite of transferable skills that are highly valued in clinical, educational, and criminal justice settings, preparing them for a diverse range of career paths.

Join us at City College to contribute actively to the understanding and mitigation of criminal behaviour through our expertly designed Criminology courses that bridge theoretical knowledge with practical application. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to update your skills or a new student eager to enter the field, our courses provide the perfect foundation for your career in Criminology.

  • Introduction: nature or nurture? Measuring crime – separating fact from fiction.
  • Social, Family & Environmental Theories of Crime – if only my parents cared.
  • Biological traits, personal attributes and the mentally disordered mind.
  • Psychopathy 1 – The Hare Test & the criminal psychopath
  • Psychopathy 2 – The psychopaths among us; bad men in good jobs.
  • Serial Killers – strangers in the night?
  • Aggression, violence and stalking.
  • Sexual Deviation & Sex Offenders – inside the mind of the sex abuser.
  • Prison hierarchy and sociology – the inmate code.
  • Offender Profiling & Police Interrogation Techniques.

This event has been approved for CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland.

  • Introduction: nature or nurture? Measuring crime – separating fact from fiction.
  • Social, Family & Environmental Theories of Crime – if only my parents cared.
  • Biological traits, personal attributes and the mentally disordered mind.
  • Psychopathy 1 – The Hare Test & the criminal psychopath
  • Psychopathy 2 – The psychopaths among us; bad men in good jobs.
  • Serial Killers – strangers in the night?
  • Aggression, violence and stalking.
  • Sexual Deviation & Sex Offenders – inside the mind of the sex abuser.
  • Prison hierarchy and sociology – the inmate code.
  • Offender Profiling & Police Interrogation Techniques.

This event has been approved for CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland.

John Deane-O’Keeffe FRSA, MRHistS, LLMin.

M. St. (Cantab.) Pg Dip Crim. (Cantab.) Doctoratus/Magister in Gister Studiorum (ad eundem Cantab.) (TCD) MPhil (Theo. TCD) MA (Laws) Pg Dip Law, Dip LS, LL.B.(UWE) BA (UCD) CCTP (TCD) C.HEd. (Oxon.)

Course Award

A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, upskills or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.

City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact Kevin.Coyne@citygroup.ie for further details.

Learning Outcomes

1. Introduction to Criminology & Forensic Psychology

The social scientific study of criminology
The psychology of criminal behaviour
The interface between two disciplines – the “nature” v “nurture” debate

2. Personality Disorders, Mental Health and Crime

The “Dark Triad” of Personality Disorders and Crime
Mental disorders and crime
The interface between mental health issues/disorders and external factors

3. Social & Environmental Causes of Crime

Theoretical explanations of social correlates of crime
Environmental and situational criminology
The interface between social/environmental correlates & psycho-variables

4. Familial & Biological Correlates of Crime

Crime, family and delinquency – the risk factors
Biological and genetic factors in criminal behaviour
The interface between bio-familial correlates & forensic psycho-variables

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John Deane-O’Keefe FRSA, MRHistS
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Further Information

Please call the College on +353 1 416 0034 or email info@citycolleges.ie.

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