Forensic (Criminal) Psychology

Elmira Strange, Psychologist, Coach

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20 Videos (2h 16m)
    • 1 History of development of Forensic Psychology

    • 2 Research Design and Methodology

    • 3 Critical evaluation of psychological research

    • 4 Introduction to theories of offending

    • 5 Theories of sexual offending

    • 6 Theories of violent offending

    • 7 Theories of fire-setting behaviour

    • 8 Personal characteristics of offenders

    • 9 Personality disordered offenders

    • 10 Psychopathic offenders

    • 11 Mental Illness and offending

    • 12 An Introduction to Offender Profiling

    • 13 Approaches to Offender Profiling

    • 14 The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

    • 15 Eye-witness testimony

    • 16 Expert witness testimony

    • 17 Attitudes towards victims

    • 18 ’What works' literature in reducing re-offending

    • 19 Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending

    • 20 Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)


About This Class

In this Forensic Psychology course you will learn many fascinating facts and theories behind criminal thinking and behaviour. Whether you are ready to start your career of a forensic psychologist or use this information for you personal interest or work, you are in the right place!

In this course you will learn for example, why eyewitnesses are not always correct when they give testimonies at court, and whether  psychopaths are more likely to commit crime than people with other mental health disorders. 

You will know what is offender profiling and how FBI uses it in their investigations and what’s possible to do in order to reduce the risk of re-offending and imprisonment. 

After completing this course you will be able to apply theoretical knowledge to criminal case studies, explain motivational factors of various criminal behaviours such as sexual, violent or fire setting offending behaviour.

We are really glad that you are joining hundreds of other students who is fascinated by psychology as you are. Welcome once again to the fascinating world of psychology! 






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Elmira Strange

Psychologist, Coach

Hey, my name is Elmira Strange, and I am Research Psychologist (MPhil), Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (Dip), and Certified Life Coach (Dip). I love combining my passion for Psychology with Coaching. 

The unusual bit: I was born in Northern Kazakhstan (where it's freezing cold in winter -40C), then moved to Russia, then to the United Kingdom.

The interesting bit: I had a life-saving surgery and near-death experience in 2012. The near-death experience made me realise that we are here to share our knowledge, help each other, and enjoy this life.

My interests: Psychology, Online Entrepreneurship, Spirituality, and Paranormal phenomena (no wonder after my near-death experience!)

My previous experience: Whilst I was working at University (Wales, UK) as a Senior Researcher and Psychology Lecturer (prior to Online Teaching), my focus was on 'Researching Stress in Families of Disabled Children' where I had to learn what makes people stressed and unhappy. From that point on I knew that I want to work with people in therapeutic settings, helping them to find their path towards happiness. Then I went to study Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

Since 2006 I am working as an 'online entrepreneur' as well: writing blogs and books, whilst finding my own most enjoyable 'niche'. In my 'online' courses I combine my extensive knowledge of the 'building online business and marketing' and my passion for 'Psychology and Coaching'.

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