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Psychology and Crime

Day of week:
Corn Exchange, Tunbridge Wells
Mixed Level
13:00 - 15:00
11 weeks

This course is delivered online using Zoom.

This course offers students the opportunity to look into all stages of the criminal process from measuring and defining crime and explaining criminal behaviour through to dealing with offender behaviour.

You will be looking at theory and research within the field of Forensics and then applying this understanding to both notorious criminals such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson to lesser knowns such as Nannie Doss and Lynndie England.

The course will cover some of the following areas:
• Defining and measuring crime
• Offender Profiling
• Biological explanations of criminal behaviour
• Psychological explanations of criminal behaviour
• Custodial Sentencing
• Restorative Justice
• Anger Management
• Behaviour Modification

How will I be taught?

The course will consist of a mixture of tutor input, group activities and discussion. The emphasis will be on participation and sharing of ideas. The tutor will use a variety of materials such as video and card sorts and where possible students are encouraged to carry out their own research so they can apply theory to real life situations.

At the start of the course you will be asked about your current knowledge and understanding of psychology. This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.

If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

What do I need to bring with me?

Pen, paper and folder will be useful but we advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until after the first session of the course unless otherwise stated.

What can I do next?

The course would be a useful starting point for anyone considering studying Psychology at GCSE or AS level and is an excellent follow-on to Psychology Introduction or other courses in our Psychology series. Your tutor will advise you on the appropriate follow-up course or visit

What do I need to join the course

You will require a laptop/tablet/iPad/Smartphone to access the course online via Zoom. You will be sent everything you need to log on prior to the course starting.

This course is for adults who may have completed the introductory courses for psychology and who may now like to look into a specific area of psychological research in more detail. Equally this course runs as a stand alone option and can be studied without any prior knowledge of psychology.

Bring along some strong opinions and a willingness to take part in good discussion.

Getting to your course

Find us

Corn Exchange
Lower Pantiles
Tunbridge Wells

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code TWL/94059/J/NC.

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