Criminal Justice and Criminology

Module 1 – Criminal Justice and Criminology

Lesson 1: Introduction to Criminal Psychology

In this first lesson you will learn the definition of crime and criminal psychology, what is the role of a criminal psychologist, as well as different views and perspectives of criminal behaviors.

Lesson 2: Psychological Approaches to Understanding Crime

This lesson covers the more influential psychological approaches and theories to understanding crime and includes biological and environmental explanations of crime.

Lesson 3: Psychology & Understanding Serious Crimes

In this lesson you will learn definitions of serious crimes and understand the involvement of psychology and psychologists. Also included, is information about psychological aspects of having experienced/committed burglary, rape or murder, and crimes that are likely to have long term consequences.

You will learn about aggression, types of aggression and the environmental influences on human aggression.

Lesson 4: Mental Disorder & Crime 1 – Learning Disabilities & Crime

This lesson will help you understand the relationship between a person having a learning disability and the reasons why they might be involved in committing crime.

Lesson 5: Mental Disorder & Crime 2 – Psychopathy

This lesson will provide information to define psychopathy and discuss psychological theories relating to psychopathy, as well as the characteristics of psychopaths and probable treatments.

Lesson 6: Gender & Crime

In this lesson you will gain knowledge to understand gender differences associated with crime and the rates of crime and victims in relation to gender.

Lesson 7: Youth & Crime

This lesson will provide information to understand the relationship between youth and crime and the psychological theories relating to youth and crime. The risk factors, mental health and conduct disorders related to youth crime.

Lesson 8: Psychology & the Police

Learn about police intervention influences how psychology is used in crime, including eyewitness testimony and suspect police line ups.

Lesson 9: Psychology in the Courtroom

You will learn how psychology is used in the courtroom, elements of social cognition, behaviour, and appearance. Also included in this lesson is information related to schemas and social perception, social inferences and decision making in the courtrooms.

Lesson 10: Psychology and Crime Prevention

You will understand the concept of punishment and its relation to: police practice, court rooms, and crime prevention. This lesson explains the concept of punishment in psychology, the history and reasons of punishment.

Lesson 11: Legal Terms

Legal terminology is the collection of words and phrases that have a precise or peculiar use in the law profession. Legal Terminology is not only used by Lawyers; but is also used in a wide range of associated legal professions. These related professions include Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Solicitors, Law Professors, Legal Receptionists/Secretaries, Private Investigators, Authorised Government Inspectors and Officers, Law Enforcement Officers and many others.

Lesson 12: Legal Systems and Structures

Understand the legal professionals and courts of law.

Lesson 13: Legal Systems and International Law

In this lesson you will learn about Common Law Legal Systems, separation of powers and international law

Lesson 14: Criminal Law in Civil Law

You will understand one of the most fundamental distinctions between civil and criminal law in the context of punishment. You will learn what is criminal law, history of punishment, Penal law and Tort law.

Lesson 15: Legislation

In this lesson you will learn about legal terminology associated with the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy, Insurance, and Accident Compensation.

Lesson 16: Scope and Nature of Technical Writing

In this lesson we will define technical writing and identify a broad range of situations where technical writing is used.

Lesson 17: Presentation of Technical Writing

In this lesson you will develop skills in the presentation of technical documentation for a variety of situations.

Lesson 18: Planning: Developing a Logical Structure/Format

In this lesson we will develop a format for a work of technical writing that follows a logical structure appropriate to that work.

You will learn to create a technical document, research for the document and plan to write the document

Lesson 19: Writing Project Reports

In this lesson you will learn to write an effective and appropriate style of report, during or on conclusion of a project.

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Course sections
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    Lesson 1 – Introduction to Criminal Psychology

  • crimg
    Lesson 2 – Psychological Approaches to Understanding Crime

  • crimg
    Lesson 3 – Psychology & Understanding Serious Crimes

  • crimg
    Lesson 4 – Mental Disorder & Crime 1 – Learning Disabilities & Crime

  • crimg
    Lesson 5 – Mental Disorder & Crime 2 – Psychopathy

  • crimg
    Lesson 6 – Gender & Crime

  • crimg
    Lesson 7 – Youth & Crime

  • crimg
    Lesson 8 – Psychology & the Police

  • crimg
    Lesson 9 – Psychology in the Courtroom

  • crimg
    Lesson 10 – Psychology and Crime Prevention

  • crimg
    Lesson 11 – Legal Terms

  • crimg
    Lesson 12 – Legal Systems and Structures

  • crimg
    Lesson 13 – Legal Systems and International Law

  • crimg
    Lesson 14 – Criminal Law in Civil Law

  • crimg
    Lesson 15 – Legislation

  • crimg
    Lesson 16 – Scope and Nature of Technical Writing

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    Lesson 17 – Presentation of Technical Writing

  • crimg
    Lesson 18 – Planning: Developing a Logical Structure/Format

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    Lesson 19 – Writing Project Reports

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