continuing professional development programme

Since ancient times, human societies have been suffering from crime that reflects the conduct of behaviours that result in exceeding the social norms governing the lives of individuals in society, an attack on the right of individuals, and a threat to the security and safety of society. The forms and levels of crime vary greatly. There are many various motives associated with the individual’s commission of the crime. The legal legislation governs the application of various penalties for the criminals to achieve the concept of justice. Because of the importance and seriousness of the crime to the life and security of the individual and society, the study of the crime and the reasons associated with it are essential aspects of understanding the nature of the crime and the various causes leading to it. It is also necessary to understand the psychological state of the criminal when trying to commit the crime and the impact of the crime on the victim as well. Crime psychology is one of the basic areas of psychology that is concerned with the study of these aspects. The fundamental role of crime psychology is to determine the extent of responsibility of the criminal to commit the crime to determine the nature and level of punishment appropriate for that criminal. Crime psychology is not only important in understanding the aspects of the crime, but its importance extends to identifying ways of preventing and reducing the increasing spread of crimes in all societies, especially with the continuous development of the levels of complexity of the crime and the diversity of its forms at the local and global level. The goals and tools of crime psychology also are developed to make it possible to understand the behaviour and ideas of criminals, as well as to read their expressions, body language, etc. The results of these studies contribute to providing the necessary assistance to the concerned authorities to identify the distinctive features of criminals in addition to the predictability of their actions. A true understanding of the nature of the criminal and the motives of the crime contributes to raising awareness among members of society of the most important ways to prevent exposure to various crimes or at least part of them. It is also necessary to disseminate ideas related to the futility of the crime and that the criminal will fall under the law, which contributes to peace and security in society.

The Criminological Psychology Professional program aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Studying the concept and importance of crime psychology, and the most important topics included in the psychology of crime.
  • Studying some of the most important characteristics of criminals and the motives associated with the commission of various crimes.
  • Studying several basic factors associated with indiscriminate crime, such as violence and mental, psychological and social disorders.
  • Studying the results of several theories related to the interpretation of the psychological state of the criminal and the tendency to commit various crimes.
  • Studying different treatment and rehabilitation systems and programs that are applied in various treatment and penal institutions in order to rehabilitate criminals and raise awareness of the seriousness of the crime.

  • Psychologists.
  • Teachers and teachers of supplementary and secondary education.
  • Psychological and educational counsellors.
  • All member counsellors.
  • Child mental health workers.
  • Child behaviour specialists.
  • Parents and workers in the field of vocational training
  • Those who wish to obtain this programme regardless of age or specialisation.


  • Introduction and overview
  • Identifying the characteristics of suspects
  • Crime and sex
  • Women and crime
  • Women and violence
  • Men and crime
  • Women and murder
  • Theories of criminal behaviour
  • Personality and criminality
  • Psychosis and crime
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • The main features of antisocial personality disorder
  • Brain and antisocial personality disorder
  • Brain disorders in killers
  • Anti-social personality disorder
  • Criminal stereotype and exploratory psychology
  • Architectural Psychology
  • Human responses to emergencies
  • Turning to exploratory psychology
  • Treatment of criminals
  • Prevention of situational crime
  • Punitive prison systems
  • Treatment programmes
  • Dealing with paedophiles
  • Summary

  • £99
  • 30 Days

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    Arab British Academy for Higher Education is a specialised provider of continuing professional development programmes for all the Arabic speaking individuals who are looking to develop their knowledge and professional experiences by open and distance learning. The Arab British Academy for Higher Education is a non-for-profit and charitable organisation that aims to provide modern sciences and professional updates in a very innovative and simple way to everybody in the Arab world.



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