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150 hours
105.83 GBP excl. VAT
English
Online courses
Professional Training
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Course description

This online course begins by defining criminology - explaining what it is, summing up its history, and exploring its evolution.

We’ll explore the various schools of thought within criminology - Positivist School, Chicago School, Classical School and Neo-Classicist School - along with social structure theories. We’ll also discuss violent crime, property crime, cybercrime and white-collar crime, and look at crime statistics and trends in the UK, US, and internationally.

Many crimes occur as a direct result of the use and distribution of illegal narcotics, so it’s important to understand the substances involved. You’ll be guided through the five main drugs that are central to the problem. We’ll also examine the five major international organised crime groups and take a look at terrorism.

We consider the steps that can be taken to prevent crime from occurring - as individuals, family members, and as a society. We’ll discover crime prevention methods, the community’s role in crime prevention, and how to prevent youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

You’ll learn about the UK criminal justice system, elements of criminal law, criminal defences and the UK criminal justice process. We also take a look at the foundations of US criminal law, the three sources of law, and the difference between UK and US law and legislation.

The course concludes with a look at how forensic psychology is informed by research in many other areas, the scientific and clinical-based approaches to forensic psychology and the variety of techniques used when working with offenders.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.


Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

Training Course Content

Module 1: Criminology

Module 2: Criminal Statistics

Module 3: Causes of Crime Schools of Thought

Module 4: Types of Crime

Module 5: Drug Crimes

Module 6: International Organised Crime

Module 7: Crime Prevention

Module 8: UK Criminal Law and Justice System

Module 9: US Criminal Law

Module 10: Forensic Psychology and Criminal Profiling

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