Overview of course
This short course will explore psychological theories around why people engage in extreme crimes and what (if anything) can be done to rehabilitate them. Case studies of serial killers and other extreme criminals will be used to illustrate the theories. We will also look at how criminal profiles are developed and their potential uses and limitations. Subject matter will be quite gruesome at times, so common sense is advised.
What will I learn?
Week 1: Psychodynamic and post-Freudian theories of crime
Week 2: Behavioural and cognitive theories of crime
Week 3: Psychobiological theories of crime
Week 4: Criminal and geographic profiling
Who is the course for?
Anyone with an interest in crime and psychology. Some of the course will explore extremes of human wickedness which will include rather unpleasant subject matter which some people may find distressing - please be aware when choosing this course.
Will I have to provide anything?
Just a notepad and pen.
Am I ready to start?
No prior qualifications are required to undertake this course.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Days & times
Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00