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Criminal Psychology

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Criminological Psychology

Unit Code: PK82CY013
Level: Two
Credit Value: 3
Unit ID: CDM575
Sector: 2.1

Purpose and Aim

The learner will understand psychological theories of crime, models of behavioural profiling and forensic psychology. 

Learning Outcomes

The learner will

Assessment Criteria

The learner can

1. Understand criminal behaviour and approaches to solving crime.
1.1 Describe biological correlates of crime and the relationship with personality.
1.2 Describe psychological theories of crime.
1.3 Describe the use of psychological theories in the detection of crime.
1.4 Describe the theories relating to serious crime.
1.5 Assess myths and facts that relate to serial killers.
2. Understand models of behavioural profiling.
2.1 Describe models of profiling.
2.2 Describe the relationship between profiling and behavioural analysis.
2.3 Compare the use of behavioural profiling in different countries.
3. Understand forensic psychology in relation to crime detection.
3.1 Describe aspects of forensic psychology.
3.2 Assess the usefulness of forensic psychology in relation to crime detection.

Assessment Methods:

There are no prescribed assessment methods for this unit. Assessments used should be fit for purpose for the unit and learners, and generate evidence of achievement for all the assessment criteria.

Assessment Information:

There is no specific assessment information to be used with this unit.

If not specifically stated in the assessment information, a plural statement in any assessment criterion means a minimum of two.

Assessor Requirements:

There is no information regarding specific assessor requirements for this unit. Centres should select assessors who are trained in assessment, and who have subject specific competence to assess at this level.

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