Advanced Certificate in Criminology & Law

Ever caught yourself wondering about the motivations behind criminal activities? Or have you been curious about the intricate workings of the legal system? How does psychology intertwine with law enforcement, and what role does it play in crime prevention? If these questions spark your interest, then the Advanced Certificate in Criminology & Law course will answer your questions and turn your passion for crime prevention and law enforcement into a rewarding career journey.
Course Provider
Careerhouse
(RTO 22557)
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Self-Paced

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Upfront Payment with a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Approximately 500 hours to complete the course with self-paced learning, which has 5 key modules made up of 50 subjects.
Delivery
Online, flexible learning at your own pace.
Career Outcomes

This course may be of interest to people working or aspiring to work in or as:

  • Law enforcement
  • Crime Prevention
  • Social Workers
  • Rehabilitation Officers
  • Prison Guards
  • Legal professions
  • Security Professions
Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Forensics

  1. The Nature of Forensic Science
  2. Forensic Science and Law
  3. Evidence Collection
  4. Analysis of Evidence
  5. Specialist Forensic Services
  6. Criminology
  7. Psychological Disorders and Crime
  8. Criminal Profiling and Intelligence
  9. Presenting Evidence in Court
  10. Ethical Issues

This module was designed as an introduction to the scope and nature of forensic science; from how modern science can be applied in law, to how it can help to solve crimes. Discover how it draws on principles and methods from traditional sciences as well as specific forensic science techniques, such as anthropometry, fingerprinting, and blood stain analysis. Learn how evidence gathered using scientific principles is then prepared for submission in courts, to be presented impartially, to help uncover the truth.

Module 2: Criminal Psychology

  1. Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  2. Psychological approaches to understanding crime
  3. Psychology and Understanding Serious Crimes
  4. Mental disorder and crime 1 - Learning disabilities and crime
  5. Mental Disorder and Crime 2 (Psychopathy)
  6. Gender and Crime
  7. Youth and Crime
  8. Psychology and the Police
  9. Psychology in the Courtroom
  10. Psychology and Crime Prevention

This module aims to provide a fascinating insight into the mind of the criminal and what makes someone commit criminal offences. There are many different theories and approaches to understanding the origins of criminal behaviour, from social learning theories, to labelling theory, to individual differences.

It is important to understand different theories in order to nurture a broad understanding of how crime is conceptualised. Once this is in place you can better understand the thoughts and behaviours of criminals and people who cross the boundary of what is considered acceptable in society. You will gain an understanding of criminal psychology and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention.

Module 3: Legal Terminology

  1. Scope and Nature of Legal Terminology
  2. The Legal Workplace
  3. Legal Systems
  4. Contract & Business Law
  5. Property Law
  6. Wills, Probate, Estate Law
  7. Criminal Law
  8. Other Categories

This module aims to increase your understanding of legal terminology, which is useful for people in a variety of professions, from paralegals, to legal assistants and receptionists, to law enforcement officers, writers and journalists, campaigners and activists, to authorised government inspectors and officers. It’s also beneficial to those looking to improve their understanding of the government and the community.

Module 4: Abnormal Psychology

  1. Delirium, Dementia, Amnesic and Other
  2. Cognitive Disorders
  3. Substance-Related Disorders
  4. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  5. Mood Disorders
  6. Anxiety Disorders
  7. Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders
  8. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
  9. Eating and Sleep Disorders
  10. Impulse-Control Disorders, Adjustment Disorder
  11. Personality DisordersDisorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy

Throughout this module, you will be introduced to a range of common psychological disorders, from their aetiology, symptoms, prognosis, to possible treatment options. Whilst the module largely mirrors classifications systems used in the DSM and ICD, the student is also encouraged to consider additional issues, such as the definition of normality and abnormality, and when is an individual’s behaviour within the bounds of what is regarded as “normal” in society and when is it “abnormal”?

The module aims to help you better understand common mental health issues so you can recognise and accommodate the behaviours of the people you work with and interact with, so you can relate and communicate with them in a more understanding and positively beneficial manner.

Module 5: Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology)

  1. Introduction
  2. Effects of drugs on the individual and society
  3. Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics
  4. Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana
  5. Legally restricted drugs: Steroids
  6. Legal drugs: Alcohol
  7. Legal drugs: Tobacco, caffeine and solvents
  8. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  9. Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs
  10. Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and affective disorders
  11. Treatment and preventative education

This module is designed to help you understand how different types of drugs (manmade and natural) can influence our behaviour. From substance abuse, dependency, and withdrawal effects on the nervous system, to the impacts of drugs on society, this introductory module provides a solid foundation to psychopharmacology.

You will learn how our thinking can be affected by both legal and illegal drugs, the effects of pain killers, alcohol and prescription drugs, and discover the differences between the main groups of illicit drugs and how to identify drug abuse and dependence.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study and course materials.
  • 24/7 online access to the course learning portal to study when you want.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days per week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
  • 12 months total access to the course materials allowing you to self-pace your study.
  • Upon enrolment unlock access to LinkedIn Learning which offers over 10,000 on-demand courses to help you learn and achieve success.
  • 5-day satisfaction guarantee.
Assessments

Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Certification

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Payment Options

You can choose either an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from just $26 per week or you can pay the course fees upfront, with a substantial discount. 

To get the total course cost you’ll need to talk to Career House’s course advisors as pricing is based on the payment option selected, qualification type, your individual study requirements, course options and additions and current promotions. 

Course Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend printed information in English. You must be able to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Course Accreditation

International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) Endorsed

Career House is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

About this course

Designed as an introduction to the world of criminology and law, this comprehensive course will help you develop an understanding of criminal psychology and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention. You will also be introduced to legal terminology, discover how modern science can be applied in law and how it can help to solve crime, and better understand and identify common mental health issues and abnormal behaviours.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner level course and is aimed at people who want to support or counsel others through the processes of personal growth and change.

Assessment

You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careerhouse

Careerhouse offers online, industry-relevant short courses. They carefully select and partner with industry leading educators and learning institutions to make relevant, practical and interactive courses available online. Whether you’re looking to upskill, transition to a new industry, start your own business or take your hobby to the next level, Careerhouse can help get you there.
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