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Level: N/A

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 10

Hours: 2.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Thursday 18:30 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 100.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This ten-week course follows the life cycle of the criminal from birth, capture, the court and finally imprisonment.  It is a useful introduction to this applied area of Psychology.

Sessions will include taught content, discussion, video material, and links to online reading and notes. 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. However, due to the nature of the content, the minimum age is set at 16.

Course Content

Session 1   How are criminals made? Physiological explanations of crime.

Session 2   What experiences make someone a criminal? The non-physiological explanations of criminals.

Session 3   Are psychopaths all bad?  Criminal thinking patterns.

Session 4   Detecting lies.  Which is more accurate - a machine or a person?

Session 5   The link between interrogation and false confession.

Session 6   The psychology of serial killers.

Session 7 Offender profiling – the FBI approach.

Session 8 Offender profiling – the British approach.

Session 9 Jury decision-making. The role of attractiveness and other variables in court.

Session 10 The pathology of power. The Stanford Prison Experiment.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be able to take part in class quizzes based upon the content covered.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

There will be a reading list available on request.

 

 

 

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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