Forensic Psychology

“The brighter the light, the darker the shadow”
                                                       Carole Sawo

Why do people commit crime?  What is it about the criminal mind that is so different from others?  Are some people just born killers, with innate biological psychopathologies from birth, or are they made by their environment, in fractured deprivation and social chaos?  When we are taught not to harm others, why do some people cross the moral, mortal and psychological Rubicon?

The absence of a weapon does not mean a crime has not been committed, and more than that, sometimes we can solve crimes not by what is there, but by what is missing.  Criminal profiling enables us to see from a distance, often the best place to stand in order to gain clarity.  In the absence of the perpetrator, we are still able to see inside their mind.  In careful reasoning, is revealed that their involvement, was, inevitable!

Forensic Psychology combines two worlds.  Forensics, meaning ‘forum’, and psychology, meaning ‘of the mind’.   Criminology, with a heavy focus on criminal law, looks at the crime itself.  Crime Scene Analysis uses a scientific approach with the latest technology.  With bottom-up perspectives, however, we can miss what is hidden in plain sight, that which exists outside of science – the mind. In combining a top-down perspective, with psychoanalysis, and the understanding of basic core principles in psychological behaviour, we gain a wider view of the perpetrator, what happened, how it unfolded, and even, why.   

This course is entirely unique, however, in its combination of multiple disciplines; including Depth Psychology, Forensic Profiling, Criminology, Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.  For everyone intrigued by the fascinating world of Forensic Psychology, this rare opportunity to study with a qualified lecturer and experienced analyst, is taught straight into your own home.  Join monthly classes where you will be entirely captivated throughout, as you explore in-depth key features in forensic psychology and learn how to analyse the criminal mind, crime scene, and notorious & contemporary case studies.

Course Curriculum

Image result for psychology symbol Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Criminology, Categorisation of Crime, Core Principles in Forensic Analysis, Pattern Formation & Basics in Analysis

Image result for psychology symbol Theories of Criminal Mind Development: Biological, Behavioural, Cognitive & Social Learning;  Why does someone commit crime?  Why in a family of three children does one ‘turn bad’?  Self-fulfilling prophecies & life-scripts, Predictors of Criminal Behaviour

Image result for psychology symbol  Theories of Criminal Mind Development:  ‘Mother Love’, Angels and Demons, Freudian Theories, Psychosexual Development, Oedipal Complex & Mythology [Case Study: Castro]

Image result for psychology symbol  Offender Profiling, Sociopaths, Psychopaths, Narcissists & Borderline Personal Disorders [Case Studies: Sells, Manson & Bundy]

Image result for psychology symbol  Offender Profiling, Types of Rapist, Sex & Death, Unconscious Impulses [Case Study of a Serial Rapist: Napper]

Image result for psychology symbol  Crime Scene Analysis, The Body of Evidence, Forensic Science, Blood Spatter Analysis

Image result for psychology symbol  Deadlier Than The Male, Female Killers, Coercive Control, Killing Styles [Case Study: Monster]

Image result for psychology symbol  Court Room Psychology, How To Spot A Liar, Decoding Body Language, Eye Witness Testimony, Deception

Image result for psychology symbol  Jack the Ripper, Traditional Case Study, Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Suspects & Secrecy

Image result for psychology symbol  The Face of Innocence, Child Abductors, Killers & Prevention

Image result for psychology symbol  Wicked Attraction, A Folie a Deux, Why Couples Kill [Case Studies: Wests & Moors Murderers, Epstein & Maxwell]

Image result for psychology symbol  Mind Control, Brain Washing, Hypnosis, Confidence Tricksters [Case Study: Abagnale]

Image result for psychology symbol  An Interview With A Serial Killer, Psychotic Body Language, Non-Verbal Communication [Case Study: Manson]

Image result for psychology symbol  Paradise Lost, Why Children Kill, School Shootings, Child’s Play [Case Study: Bartlam]

Image result for psychology symbol  Media Portrayal, Surveillance, Spirals of Moral Panic, Artificial Intelligence In The Home [Case Study: Boston Bombers]

Image result for psychology symbol  Daddy’s Home, Split & Multiple Personalities [Case Study: Rader]

Image result for psychology symbol  Religious Cults, Formation, Indoctrination, Collective Suicide [Case Study: Heaven’s Gate]

Image result for psychology symbol  Obedience to Authority, Studies in Psychology, Following Evil, Compliance & Deindividuation

Image result for psychology symbol  Killing Me Softly, Attachment Theory, Spousal Murder, Detachment & Loss

Image result for psychology symbol  Assassins, Doctors of Death, The Hippocratic Oath [Case Study: Shipman]

Image result for psychology symbol  Stalkers, Profiling Perpetrators, Patterns of Perversion, Psychoanalysis, Phantasy & Reality

Image result for psychology symbol  Hidden In The Force, Police, Firefighters, Politicians; Criminal Behaviours, Motivations & Consequences

Image result for psychology symbol  Gangland, Initiation, Culture, Surrogacy, The Language of Tattoos, Tribal Motives, Mafia

Image result for psychology symbol  Killing in the Game [Case Study:  Oslo]

Image result for psychology symbol  Conspiracy Theories [Case Study:  JFK, Diana, Monroe]

Image result for psychology symbol  The Ridiculous to the Sublime, Dumbest Criminals, Area 51

Careers in Forensic Psychology

Many people study the fascinating world of Forensic Psychology, for personal interest, or to support their work in professional environments. Many existing and former police officers and senior personnel in the Justice System join this course, including those working with offenders, or progressing toward a career in related settings, such as;

    • Prison & Rehabilitation Services
    • Probation & Policing
    • Education and Learning
    • Early Years, Youth Services and Social Work
    • Counselling, Psychiatry, & Psychotherapy
    • Criminal Justice System, Courtroom Services
    • Criminal Profiling
    • Academic Study in Higher Education

People’s Reviews;

‘I wish I had known all this information when I was on the Force.  There really are no other courses anything like these, anywhere else’
(Graham – Retired Detective Chief Inspector)

‘Brilliant course.  I loved everything, the complete insight into the minds of murderers, what leads people to kill, the difference between sociopaths and psychopaths, the difference between male and female killers, blood splatter analysis and so much more.  I wish it would go on and on.  I would highly recommend to anyone’
(Pete  – Police Officer)

‘Carole is amazing at captivating a room and ensuring all class members use their knowledge to think like forensic psychologists.  Absolutely brilliant class and would recommend to anyone.  Really helped me realise my true passion’
(Claire – Admin Assistant/University Student)

‘A window into the mind of killers and the power to dissect their crimes’
(Clive – Accountant)

‘It only took one small talk with my friend to know this course is what can satiate my curiosity regarding forensic psychology.  The course itself proved to be beyond any of my expectations and I would gladly let all my friends know how worthy this course is’
(Julie – Mother & Administrator)

‘Due entirely to attending these lessons, I secured a place at University and gained my degree in Criminology.  The information Carole taught was incredible and stayed with me throughout’
(Jenny – Student)

How it Works;

** New students are welcome to register for this course at any time **

    • Interactive online classes are held on the first TUESDAY of every month
    • Every month each class has been designed as a separate module – you do not need to have attended previous lessons to join and enjoy this course
    • Live classes provide the benefit of studying with an experienced analyst with the opportunity to ask questions
    • No login required to attend the live classes. Your private access link will be sent to your registered email address the evening before class
    • Unlimited Access to The Forensic Forum, hosting new material, traditional & contemporary case studies, further reading & research, and links to related resources and media 
    • This highly popular fully comprehensive course is uniquely inter-disciplinarily created and taught by accredited lecturer in Forensic Psychology, Criminology, & Psychoanalysis, Carole Sawo QTS BSc (Hons) MA 
    • Attendance Certification upon completion for Personal Portfolios & CPD Accreditation
    • Academic Reference provided on request for higher education 
    • FREE subscription to College newsletters 

*  Some course material may be considered explicit or graphic in content *

Next Class:   Tuesday 2nd July 2024: 7-8 p.m. London GMT
  £ 10 (per month)

You do not need a Paypal account to register for this course.

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