An opportunity to learn about the psychology of crime and criminal behaviour

A short course at the University beginning on 21 February will offer members of the public an opportunity to learn about the reality of forensic psychology.

The 10-week evening course, taught by some of the UK’s leading forensic psychology experts, will take participants beyond the fiction of TV and film representations of the subject. It will present a fascinating introduction to the psychology of crime by considering the victim, the perpetrator, the investigation and the aftermath.

The course’s 10 one-and-a-half-hour sessions will cover the following subjects: Victims of Crime; Sexual Harassment; Aggression and Violence; Murder and Psychopathy; Sexual Offending; Gang Crime; Offender Profiling; Eyewitness Identification; Juries; and Treatment and Rehabilitation.

The course, costing £160 for members of the public, will take place at the University’s Canterbury campus every Wednesday from 18.00-19.30 between 21 February and 9 May. There will be a two-week Easter break.

The course is delivered by members of the University’s Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology, which is part of the School of Psychology.