Psychology of Criminal Profiling9001

Have you ever wanted to know how understanding the criminal mind enables profiles to be developed and criminals caught! Then this is the course for you. Psychological profiling has become a major aid to police work and often forms a vital link in identifying the suspect.

This investigative discipline is based on the belief that a criminal does not just leave physical clues at the scene of the crime but that he also leaves psychological clues.  By careful examination and consideration of these clues the skilled profiler endeavours to build up a picture of the likely offender. 

A skilled profiler combines common sense, observation, background knowledge and geographical factors with a sound knowledge of psychology in his efforts to profile a killer or criminal.

Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Entry Requirements


Start Learning’s validated course in Forensic Psychology is open to anyone and no prior knowledge is needed although a reasonable level of literacy is presumed. In addition an intelligent interest in the social-scientific study of crime would be an advantage.

At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.   

Recommended Hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for this course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents



Module 1 - An introduction to Profiling Criminals

Module 2 - Cayetano Santos Godino

Module 3 - The Monster of Dusseldorf

Module 4 - The Mad Bomber of New York

Module 5 - The Acid Bath Murderer

Module 6 - Who was the Boston Strangler?

Module 7 - The Yorkshire Ripper

Module 8 - John Wayne Gacy

Module 9 - The Muswell Hill Murderer

Module 10 - Doctor Death

Module 11 - The Dunblane Massacre

Module 12 - Conclusion

Easy Payment Plan


Full Price is £599

50% Deposit + Postage = This is paid when signing up for the course

25% First Instalment = This is paid 1 month after signing up for the course

25% Second Instalment = This is paid 2 months after signing up for the course

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The deposit is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

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On completion of this Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma course you will receive a Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma Certificate from National Awarding Body Ascentis

Awarding Body Information


Ascentis is a Qualifications & Curriculum Authority (QCA) approved national awarding body that designs user-friendly qualifications and supports these with the highest possible standard of customer service. Ascentis is therefore able to offer a comprehensive ladder of opportunities to centres and their learners, starting at Pre-Entry programmes and progressing to QAA-recognised Access to HE qualifications or professional Further Education Teaching Certificates.



At the end of each Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma module there are a number of questions which need to be answered fully and marked by your tutor to gain your Psychology of Criminal Profiling Diploma Certificate.

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