Have you ever pondered what passes through a criminal’s mind? Learn more by enrolling in our “Criminal Psychology” course! You will embark on an engaging tour of the field of criminology in this course, which will aid in your understanding of why people commit crimes. We’ll examine intriguing hypotheses about criminal behaviour, discover what motivates criminals, and discover how psychology might be useful to law enforcement and the legal system. In the end, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the relationship between psychology and crime and the critical role it plays in comprehending criminal behaviour. Come along for a fascinating peek at this universe with us.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of key concepts and methodologies in forensic psychology and criminology.
  • Analyse and interpret various theories associated with offending behaviours.
  • Understand the psychological attributes and patterns observed in offenders.
  • Evaluate the role and influence of forensic psychology within police investigations and legal systems.
  • Develop insight into the real-world application of forensic psychology across various sectors.

Who is This Course for?

  • Students and enthusiasts of psychology aim to specialise in the criminal domain.
  • Law enforcement professionals are keen on integrating psychological insights into their work.
  • Legal professionals want to understand the interplay between psychology and criminal behaviour.
  • Researchers aim to delve into the study of criminology and offender behaviour.
  • Individuals with a keen interest in the workings of the human mind in relation to crime.


  • This course is available to all learners of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be 16 or over to undertake the course.
  • Attending this course requires strong language, maths, and ICT skills in English.

Assessment and Certification 

Upon completion of the course, you will be required to sit for an online multiple-choice quiz-based assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course (60% pass mark). The test will be marked immediately, and results will be published instantly.

After completing the course, you can order a certificate of achievement to display your achievement for as little as £3.99 for the PDF version and £7.99 for the paper version or £10 for both. There is an extra £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path

On successful completion, you can use this qualification as a stepping stone towards an exciting career in the field of criminal psychology and forensics. You will be equipped with the basic skills and knowledge to explore the following professions:

  • Criminal Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Crime Laboratory Analyst
  • Forensic Medical Examiner

Course Curriculum

Introduction: About the Course and the Tutor FREE 00:03:00
Importing and Organizing in Lightroom Classic CC 00:07:00
History of development of Forensic Psychology 00:06:00
Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Research Design and Methodology 00:12:00
Critical evaluation of psychological research 00:09:00
What is Criminology? 00:10:00
Understanding Crime 00:10:00
Classification and Measurement of Crimes 00:10:00
Characteristics of Offenders (Criminals) 00:05:00
Theories of Offending
Introduction to theories of offending 00:06:00
Theories of sexual offending 00:08:00
Intro to Drone Photography 00:08:00
Opening Photos in Photoshop CC 00:08:00
Personal Attributes of Offenders
Cropping in Photoshop CC 00:06:00
White Balance in Photoshop CC 00:06:00
Proper Photo Editing Workflow in Photoshop CC 00:07:00
Exposure Photoshop CC 00:07:00
Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations
Color and Saturation in Photoshop CC 00:05:00
Sharpening and Noise Reduction in Photoshop CC 00:05:00
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling 00:06:00
Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom
Full Portrait in Photoshop CC 00:07:00
Exporting from Photoshop CC 00:04:00
Editing Together an HDR Photo in Photoshop CC 00:06:00
Forensic Psychology in Practice
Intro to Lightroom Classic CC 00:06:00
Crop and Rotate Lightroom Classic CC 00:08:00