Forensic Psychology

Ref: C2339034

Crime is an endlessly fascinating topic and psychology is involved at every stage and in every aspect of criminal behaviour. Forensic psychology is a broad and expanding area concerned with the application of psychological theory and methods in understanding and dealing with crime. The work of forensic psychologists is often misrepresented in fiction and drama but it is a real and developing area of applied psychology. Crime itself is an important and fascinating area of human experience of interest to everyone The course should suit both those who attended the previous one and new learners

Course aim

To introduce some topics from Forensic Psychology, drawing on the participants’ own knowledge and understanding.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the nature of psychology as a scientific discipline
  • Compare the disadvantages and advantages of the role of forensic psychology in investigating crime
  • Draw on own knowledge and experience in the light of psychological theory and objective research.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Prior to and during the course students could vlook out for news items and radio and TV programmes that deal with psychological issues e.g BBC Radio 4 'All in the Mind'. There are several relevant TED talks

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Forensic Psychology

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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