The aim of this course is to help students understand how to define crime and the various ways in measuring it. Students will also have an understanding of the FBI approach to Offender Profiling and how this differs from Investigative Psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which established psychological theories are applied to offending behaviour. The various modules outline the ways in which information can be gathered and how profiles can be created. You will learn about how psychological principles can enhance the work of law enforcement agencies.
- How psychology is used to develop profiles of offenders
- What offender profiling is
- How offender profiling is done