Crime may not pay, but studying it does! You may understandably ask why people get paid to study crime and criminal behaviour and why, beyond reasons of remuneration, do people engage in this area of study.
There are a variety of answers to the above questions, built around the following kinds of concerns: both anxiety and fear are common responses to crime; the desire to predict and control crime; the hope of preventing crime through social reactions to it, and the simple desire to learn more about crime and what it can tell us about the society we live in.
This course also introduces the student to the fascinating subject of forensics.
You will learn how the scene of a crime is assessed and to determine how and when a victim died plus a lot more.
Section 1 Criminology
Lesson 1 An Introduction to Crime
Lesson 2 The Disadvantages of Unemployment
Lesson 3 Juvenile Crime
Lesson 4 Early Forms of Punishment
Lesson 5 Penology
Lesson 6 Modern Day Prisons
Lesson 7 The Sentencing Process
Lesson 8 Young Offenders Institutions
Section 2 Forensics
Lesson 9 Forensic Science
Lesson 10 Fingerprints
Lesson 11 Forensic Autopsies
Lesson 12 Blood and Other Bodily Fluids: Serology
Upon completion of this course you may take a final online examination. Full details of this examination are automatically sent to you at the end of the course. The examination costs €65 and is taken at home at your convenience. If you receive 70% or more in this examination you will receive an ITEC – Irish Training and Educational Centre Diploma.