Centre for Continuing Education

Forensic Psychology Course: Advanced

Psychology. Explore the human mind.

Learn Psychology the smart way with Psychology courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

In this advanced forensic psychology course we will recap the contexts, roles and assessment methods in Forensic Psychology. Forensic psychologists perform a wide range of roles in the criminal justice system, including sentencing recommendations, treatment recommendations, assessment of future risk, evaluation of witness credibility, and must be able to translate psychological information into a legal framework understood by a judge and/or jury.

Outcomes

At the end of this advanced forensic psychology course participants will have gained an understanding of the following:

  1. Cases, legal principles and criteria pertaining to the concept of fitness to stand trial in criminal proceedings.
  2. New technologies for the detection of deceit and their theoretical underpinnings and limitations.
  3. The history and nature of malingering as well as the varied clinical methods for its assessment.
  4. The varied motives for kidnapping as well as the development of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'
  5. The perceptual illusions and the difficulties associated with evaluating accuracy in profiling violent crimes.

Content

This advanced forensic psychology course covers the following topics:

Criminal Psychopathologies

Advanced discussions of mental disorders that arise in the perpetration of crimes.

Criminal Law and Mental Disorder

Further analysis and discussion of various procedures and defences beyond ‘insanity’ which can arise in criminal law when issues of mental disorder arise.

The Detection of Deceit

Discussion of further research and new technologies associated with the detection of deceit.

Psychology in Criminal Investigation

New topics and further discussion on the application of psychology to the response and/or investigation of crime.

Intended Audience

This advanced forensic psychology course is recommended for those participants who previously attended Forensic Psychology or those with a background in forensic psychology. The topics covered in this course relate to violent crime and as such contain content oriented towards an adult audience.

Delivery Style

This forensic psychology course will be facilitated as an interactive lecture which will also include considerable use of video materials for case illustrations and clinical vignettes. Interspersed throughout the entire course are dedicated periods for questions and open forum discussions of the course material.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Free, expert advice
  • Small class sizes
  • Certificate of completion

What others say.

  • Extremely interesting and very professional. Hope that there will be a third course on this subject at a later date.

  • Thoroughly enjoyed the Advanced Forensic Psychology course; it provided great insight. The tutor was very knowledgeable, informative, and presented the material in such a way that anyone could understand. Well worth attendance.

  • Just by attending this course I have gained a greater understanding of items within my Job that have eluded me for many years. PLUS this information has assisted me with my degree.

  • Very interesting subject, the content is great and will captivate you for the entire duration of the course! Sadly you’ll be done before you know it.

$183 Limited inc GST
Forensic Psychology Course: Advanced

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$183 Limited inc GST
Forensic Psychology Course: Advanced

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