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Advanced Criminalistics

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969 GBP
English
Distance
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Course description

 Criminology Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Definitions and Measurement

  • The complex and diverse nature of defining crime
  • How crime is measured
  • Police Recording of crime and the Crime Survey of England and Wales

Unit 2: Criminological Explanations of Crime

  • Key criminological theories
  • Assess dominant views of crime
  • Theories with statistical data

Unit 3: Marxist vs Realist Views on Crime

  • Traditional and Neo Marxist views on crime
  • Right Realist Views
  • Fully Social Theory with statistical data

Unit 4: Discourses of Violent Crime

  • What constitutes violent crime
  • Different constructions of violent crime
  • Key theories of violent criminality
  • Critique dominant discourses

Unit 5: Role of the Police

  • The main functions of the police service
  • How policing has changed over the last 100 years
  • The role of policing
  • Assess the future direction of the police service

Unit 6: Crime and Punishment

  • Different theories of punishment
  • The merits of different views on punishment
  • The dominant use of prison as a form of punishment in the UK
  • Using statistical evidence that capital punishment acts as a deterrent

 

 Criminal Psychology

 Level 3: 

 

Unit 1: Biological and Evolutionary Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

  • Historical explanations
  • Genetic explanations
  • Biochemical explanations
  • Neurological explanations
  • Personality theories

Unit 2: Psychological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

  • Social learning theory
  • Media and crime
  • Psychodynamic theory

Unit 3: Criminological Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

  • Vulnerabilities towards crime
  • Sub-cultural theories
  • Strain theory
  • Status Frustration
  • Differential Association
  • Environmental Theory
  • Social Bond Theory
  • Risk Factors
  • Relative Deprivation

Unit 4: Abnormal Behaviour and Psychopathy

  • Diagnosing abnormal behaviour
  • Cognitive approaches
  • Beck's Negative Triad
  • Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Behavioural Theory
  • Cognitive Theory
  • Life Events
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder

Unit 5: Research and the Criminal Justice System (CJS)

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Leading question
  • Anxiety and weapon effect
  • Cognitive interview
  • Detecting deception
  • Juries and sentencing

Unit 6: Children who Kill

  • Mary Bell
  • Thompson and Venables
  • Kip Kinkel

 

 Psychological

 Profiling Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Seven Seconds

  • 3 important factors of an interview
  • Cognitive Interview Format
  • Communication styles
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinaesthetic
  • Eckman’s theory

Unit 2: Introduction to Profiling

  • Key historical events
  • Crime scene analysis
  • Victim of internet dating scam
  • Myra Hindley case study

Unit 3: Personality Typologies [Jung; Colours; Big 5; Stress]

  • Personality theories
  • Personality theories
  • Personality tests

Unit 4: Criminal Profiling

  • Organised and disorganised crime scene
  • Typology
  • Investigative
  • Geographical approaches
  • Psychopath,
  • Sociopath
  • Narcissic personality
  • Hunting strategies
  • Victim attack methods

Unit 5: Profiling Rapists

  • Different theories of rape
  • Typologies and theories of rape
  • Organised and disorganised points of view

Unit 6: Profiling school shooters

  • Risk factors
  • Langman’s typologies
  • Analyse

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