Crime and Psychology

By Arjun B Hargan Categories: Forensic
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About Course

Explore the intersection of crime and psychology in our engaging self-paced course. Gain insights into the psychological factors that influence criminal behavior, from motivations to cognitive processes. Understand how theories like social learning and personality disorders contribute to our understanding of crime. Learn about forensic psychology and its role in the criminal justice system, including profiling and assessment techniques. Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply curious, this course offers a fascinating exploration of human behavior and its impact on criminality. Enroll now to delve into the intriguing world of crime and psychology.

What Will You Learn?

  • Understanding Crime: Explore the definition of crime and differentiate between cognizable and non-cognizable offenses, gaining insights into the prerequisites and various types of criminal behavior.
  • Psychological Schools of Thought: Delve into different psychological perspectives that explain criminal behavior, including theories like Anomie, Strain Theory, and the influence of personality disorders such as Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and Psychopathy.
  • Behavioral Disorders: Differentiate between various behavioral disorders like Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD), and their relationship with criminal behavior.
  • Neurobiological Basis: Understand the neurobiological factors associated with criminality, including the role of brain regions like the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC), Amygdala, and Orbitofrontal Cortex in decision-making and impulse control.
  • Nature vs. Nurture: Explore the genetic components of criminality and examine the ongoing debate about the influences of genetics (nature) versus environment (nurture) on criminal behavior.
  • Forensic Psychology Applications: Learn about the practical applications of psychology in the criminal justice system, such as forensic profiling and the assessment of offenders, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime from a psychological perspective.

Course Content

Module 1: Defining Crime and Understanding the Criminal Mind

  • What is Crime? & Cognizable vs non-Cognizable offences
  • Prerequisites of Crime and Types of Crime
  • Schools of Thought
  • Schools of Thought 2
  • Anomie
  • Strain Theory
  • Quiz 1

Module 2: Psychological Disorders and Deviance

Module 3: The Neurobiological Perspective to Criminality

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