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Psychology - Explanations of Criminal Behaviour

Day of week:
Corn Exchange, Tunbridge Wells
Mixed Level
10:00 - 15:00
1 week

Are you interested in psychology and want to learn more about it, especially the psychology around crime and criminal behaviour? Then this Explanations of Criminal Behaviour course in Tunbridge Wells is for you.

This is a short introduction to criminological psychology. Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour and if you are more interested in what causes the bad behaviour rather than the good, then this is the course for you.

You will gain an understanding of how psychology can be applied to criminal behaviour and how the police use psychological theory to track criminals and interview witnesses. You will look at the explanations of criminal behaviour and how these explanations can have an impact on sentencing and custodial punishments. It will also look at the difficulties in defining crime and the debate within the justice system in relation to free-will or determinism.

There is no mandatory work outside the course hours. Ideas for further reading or research can be provided by the tutor.

There is no parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby.

How will I be taught?

Our tutors are very experienced in their field, are trained to teach adults and are committed to ensuring that students enjoy their courses with Kent Adult Education. Each tutor strives to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere where students can work at an appropriate pace. Teaching methods are varied, and incorporate many styles including group work, pair work, some individual work and in some cases self study. 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.

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.

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

Everyone is welcome to join the course.

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/94301/J/NC.

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