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This Psychology of Crime course in Ashford is a short introduction to criminological psychology. Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour and if you are more interested in what causes the bad behaviour rather than the good, then this is the course for you.
This course will give you an understanding of how psychology can be applied to criminal behaviour and how the police use psychological theory to track criminals and interview witnesses. You will look at the explanations of criminal behaviour and how these explanations can have an impact on sentencing and custodial punishments. It will also look at the difficulties in defining crime and the debate within the justice system in relation to free-will or determinism
Course content will include:
- Psychological explanations of criminal behaviour
- Offender Profiling
- Defining and measuring crime
- The reliability of eye witness testimony
- Criminal Personality
There is no additional work between course hours.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Janet Beale
Janet Beale is a MBACP accredited Counsellor/Psycho-therapist, and has worked for at least 20 years as a Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychological Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor for the NHS, Primary Care Trust, and in private practice. She also works as a South Regional Training Officer for The National Counselling Society.
Trained at Greenwich University, Janet holds a Master of Science in Therapeutic Counselling, and specialises in working with issues of confidence and assertiveness, and all Mental Health issues, working from an integrative approach using Person Centred, Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
She also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, and has taught Counselling Courses and GCSE Psychology for the Kent Adult Education Services for 7 years.
How will I be taught?
This course will be delivered online. Students will join the class from home and be able to exchange and in interact with other learners as they would in the classroom (speaking, listening, writing in the chat box). This measure is dictated by circumstances and the course will be delivered back in the classroom as soon as possible. Our tutors are very experienced in their field, are trained to teach adults and are committed to ensuring that students enjoy their courses with Kent Adult Education. Each tutor strives to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere where students can work at an appropriate pace. Teaching methods are varied, and incorporate many styles including group work, pair work, some individual work and in some cases self study. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.
At the start of the course you will be asked to fill in a form about your current knowledge and understanding of psychology. This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.
What do I need to bring with me?
Pen, paper and folder. We advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until after the first session of the course unless otherwise stated.
What can I do next?
You might like consider enrolling on other psychology courses, please look at our brochure or website for further details - www. kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
Any adult with an interest in psychology, no previous knowledge or experience is required. A good understanding of English is essential. You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code ASH/77646/H/NC.