Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course provides students with an introduction to Forensic Psychology. The course covers both the psychological and legal facets pertaining to crime and those affected by it. The course will also seek to explore actual case studies and clinical examples that integrate research and application of Forensic Psychology so that students will be equipped with a well-balanced overview of how Forensic Psychology may be used to understand crime and deviant behaviors.The course will further explore the application of psychological science in the legal arena. Some concepts that would be emphasized include ethical issues, specialised testing instruments, legal procedures and issues at the confluence of Law and Psychology.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology, and the Legal system
  • Assessment, Treatment, and Consultation in Forensic Psychology
  • Expert Testimony and the Role of an Expert
  • Psychopathy
  • Violence Risk Offending
  • Sexual Offenders
  • Criminal and Civil Competence
  • Insanity, Criminal Responsibility, and Diminished Capacity
  • Domestic Violence and Stalking
  • Juvenile Delinquency

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.