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This online Offender Profiling unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University introduces students to the evolution of profiling through a combination of theory and practical application exercises.
Students will learn about profiling as a multidisciplinary practice that draws on psychiatry, psychology, criminology, geography and forensic science. Students will also grasp the key uses and approaches to profiling, and learn the practical applications of this specialised skill in different fields of enquiry.
The unit teaches students to synthesise complex information to construct a profile, critically evaluate its accuracy and utility, and understand the ethical implications of offender profiling.
Students must undertake a number of other first year units before enrolling in this unit, as it assumes prior knowledge of the subject.
In this criminology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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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By completing this unit, students will obtain a high-level understanding of the theoretical approaches to offender profiling, as well as the practical skills needed to synthesise information to construct a profile, critically analyse and evaluate profiles, and have a clear understanding of the uses and ethical implications of offender profiling.
Successful completion of this unit will prepare students for a career in a range of criminology and social science practices, and also contribute to achieving a criminology and criminal justice degree from Griffith University.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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.