Criminal Psychology

Criminal Psychology

The criminal psychology course covers a range of topics related to understanding crime and criminal behaviour. The course begins with an introduction to criminal psychology and psychological approaches to understanding crime.

The course covers topics such as:

• Psychology of serious crimes, such as those related to mental disorders, including learning disabilities and psychopathy
• The relationship between gender, youth, and crime
• How psychology can be applied to law enforcement and the courtroom, including criminal profiling, intelligence gathering, and presenting evidence in court
• Forensic science and law
• Evidence collection and analysis
• Ethical issues that arise in criminal psychology

By the end of the course, students will have an in-depth understanding of the nature of forensic science and criminology, the relationship between psychological disorders and crime and crime prevention techniques.

  • Study this course from $25 per week on a flexible payment plan.
  • Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
  • Self-paced study & 24/7 access to the course allow you to study anytime, anywhere, at a pace that fits your schedule until completion.
  • Course tutor to help you every step of the way and answer any questions you have.
  • A Certificate of completion and a statement of attainment upon completion of your course.
  • Introduction to criminal psychology
  • Psychological approaches to understanding crime
  • Psychology and understanding serious crimes
  • Mental disorders and crime I (Learning disabilities and crime)
  • Mental disorders and crime II (Psychopathy)
  • Gender and crime
  • Youth and crime
  • Psychology and the police
  • Psychology in the courtroom
  • Psychology and crime prevention


  • Nature of forensic science
  • Forensic science and law
  • Evidence collection
  • Analysis of evidence
  • Specialist forensics
  • Criminology
  • Psychological disorders and crime
  • Criminal profiling and intelligence
  • Presenting evidence in court
  • Ethical issues