Forensic psychology: an introduction ADED11887

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Forensic Psychology applies psychological theory to understanding crime, policing, criminal justice and rehabilitation. In this course we will outline the origins of Forensic Psychology and explore key theories and methodologies within the field, including offender profiling. With a critical appraisal of recent evidence from the field, this course will help you develop a better understanding of this popular field of psychology. 


Block 4

Weeks 1-5

Thursday 18:00 - 20:00 

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Course Aims

This aims of this course are to:

■ Introduce students to the field of Forensic Psychology and the work of forensic psychologists

■ Develop students' understanding of key theories and methodologies used in Forensic Psychology 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Describe the scope of Forensic Psychology and its relationship to the wider field of Psychology

■ Evaluate key theories and methodologies within the field of Forensic Psychology

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits