Forensic psychology concerns the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, including criminal investigation and profiling. Forensic psychologists work with prisoners, offenders, and victims of crime, as well as other professionals in the judicial and penal systems.
If you are interested in criminal behaviour and want to help offenders make positive changes, then this course is ideal for you.
About Our Forensic Psychology Course
This forensic psychology training course provides an overview of the use of psychological principles to understand the behaviour of criminals and the value of psychology in the detection of crime. The course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviour, current theory in relation to the committing of offences, typical personal traits of offenders and how profiling can assist detection of crime, witness testimony and the behaviour of witnesses in the courtroom, and the use of forensic psychology in prevention of re-offending.
What Could I Do After Taking This Forensic Psychology Course?
Build your career. If you wish to build your career in forensic psychology, you could continue your training and education in psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.
Obtain a degree. To work as a forensic psychologist, you’ll need a HCPC approved psychology degree. This course is not approved by the HCPC.
Work as a psychological assistant. If you’ve already earned 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, and have an understanding of IT and statistics, you could apply for a position as a psychological assistant, then use this experience as a step toward becoming a fully qualified psychologist.
Forensic psychologists earn an average of £40,000+*/year.
*Source: Payscale.com, March 2013.