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Designed as an introductory look into the complex field of forensic psychology, this online unit from Open Universities Australia in partnership with Griffith University, examines the various domains of expertise that forensic psychologists are required to call upon.
Introduction to Forensic Psychology covers a broad range of topics, from eyewitness testimony and false allegations through to offender profiling and jury decision-making. The unit examines the various ways in which psychologists interact with the criminal justice system, and aims to highlight the use and impact of psychology assessments on court proceedings, police operations and prisons.
By addressing the various theories of crime, and the psychological behaviour of offenders, the unit attempts to highlight the way in which these assessments can be both useful and limiting to the criminal justice system.
Such knowledge would prove useful to psychologists looking to specialise in criminology, but would also be helpful to any professionals who work within, or have regular contact with, the criminal justice system.
Anyone can apply, however you should ensure that you have not already completed the following unit, as it is considered academically equivalent:
In this forensic psychology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit is ideally suited to psychologists interested in specialising in the field of criminology and the criminal justice system, and will provide professionals with greater insight into the various ways in which psychologists interact with the legal system.
By learning how to articulate the tensions that exist between psychology and the law, you’ll walk away from this unit with a greater appreciation for the importance and limitations of psychological research, and its application to the legal process.
Such skills will prove useful to any individuals looking to harness an understanding of human psychology in order to better predict human behaviour within the criminal justice system.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.