This course will provide you with a thorough introduction to the fascinating field of forensic psychology. You will explore its nature, concepts, history and challenges, and nail down the relationship between psychology and the field of law. With this course, you will also focus your attention on the psychological aspects of crime, criminal investigations, and crime prevention. You will also get the chance to learn how witness interviews are conducted, how offenders are profiled, and how course processes are influenced by forensic psychology.
The course is designed to help you develop the knowledge and competencies that will let you: (a) understand the nature, concept, and challenges of forensic psychology; (b) determine why forensic psychology is a critical component of criminal investigations and crime prevention; (c) identify the connections between mental disorders and offending behaviours; (d) know how forensic psychology is used in conducting witness interviews, offender profiling, and court proceedings.