Course: Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology
Start date: Thursday, 7 February 2019
Duration: 10 weeks, one evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30 pm
Students in the above Diplomas attend the same class and lectures. However on completion of the course, students may submit a chosen assignment in any one of the above areas in order to be awarded that particular exit award title.
Course fee: classroom-based €995 (or €1,095 if paying the course fee in instalments), online €895 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments)
Non-EU students: €1,295
ICM registration: £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management for registration. Please note that a City Colleges’ Diploma will be issued if you choose not to register with ICM
Multi-Course Discount: Students who register for two or more classroom-based courses with the School of Psychology can do so at a fee of €895 per course.
Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) and recognised for CPD credits by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Delivered by John O’Keeffe, the purpose of the Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology programme is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the fields of criminology (the scientific study of crime) and forensic psychology from a historical, contemporary and progressive perspective. In addition, fundamental psychological concepts will be considered, including personality disorders, learning theory and social psychology. These will be related to the various theories of crime and offending. At the end of the course, learners will have a detailed understanding of the psychology and nature of criminal conduct.
At the outset, students will gain knowledge regarding the measurement and distribution of crime in society and official responses with regard to crime prevention and investigation. During the course, students will be able to impart an understanding of the psychology of criminal conduct and to understand a range of perspectives from relevant literature that seeks to shed light on crime and its commission, from psychopathy to sexual offending. By its conclusion, attendees will have a significant understanding of crime categories, offenders, and how a criminological and psychological understanding impacts on prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment.
This course is offered from our Dublin City Centre location (South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2) and from our campus in Dundrum , Dublin 16.
This event has been approved for CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland.
John O’Keeffe is a Criminologist, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology & Criminal Law, and Broadcaster.
John is Director, Colleges of Criminology & Psychology at City Colleges, Dublin where he is also a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law where he teaches on both the FE1 Examinations and the Entrance Examination for the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He is formerly Adjunct Faculty at Trinity College Dublin where he was Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology.
John is a graduate of University College Dublin, UWE Bristol, London Met. University and the University of Cambridge, John is a life member of Homerton College, Cambridge. He is also an Associate Member of Exeter College, Oxford and has been awarded a Doctoratus in Gister Studiorum (ad eundem Cantab.) from Trinity College, Dublin.
John was recently appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Centre in Crime, Justice & Policing at the University of Birmingham. John has taught on the Forensic Doctoral programme(s) in the School of Psychology in Birmingham and is currently engaged in various research projects in the Centre, one of which is looking at political prosecutions.
John has also holds Honorary Visiting Fellowships in the Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour at the University of Leicester and Dept. of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is currently Press Secretary of the Garda Representative Association as well as Associate Editor of the Garda Review. He is also a Director of the charity, AdVIC (Advocates for the Victims of Homicide).
Week 1 – Introduction: nature or nurture? Measuring crime – separating fact from fiction.
Week 2 – Social, Family & Environmental Theories of Crime – if only my parents cared.
Week 3 – Biological traits, personal attributes and the mentally disordered mind.
Week 4 – Psychopathy 1 – The Hare Test & the criminal psychopath
Week 5 – Psychopathy 2 – The psychopaths among us; bad men in good jobs.
Week 6 – Serial Killers – strangers in the night?
Week 7 – Aggression, violence and stalking.
Week 8 – Sexual Deviation & Sex Offenders – inside the mind of the sex abuser.
Week 9 – Prison hierarchy and sociology – the inmate code.
Week 10 – Offender Profiling & Police Interrogation Techniques.
A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology. A fail grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded. Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Similarly, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.
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