Criminology for Beginners has been written for those who wish either to study criminology for fun or to sample a taster for further study and accreditation. It has been written in easy to follow terms and will enable the student to understand the basics behind Forensics, Autopsies, Types of Criminals, Processing a Scene of Crime, Profiling Methods, and will examine past cases and policing methods as well as Crime and Punishment.
Primarily concentrating on murder cases the student will be able to gather an understanding of how autopsies provide information and clues not just to cause of death but also the life style of the victim and the possible identity of the perpetrator of the crime.
Lesson One: What is Criminology?
* The Case of Florence Maybrick.
* The Case of Charles LeFarge
Lesson Two: Knives
* The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part One)
Lesson Three: The Case of Jack the Ripper (Part Two)
* Victims and Suspects
* Possible Victims
* Psychological Profiling
Lesson Four: Parricide and Matricide.
* The Case of Lizzie Borden
* The Case of Jo Ann Kiger
* The Case of Francis Blandy
Lesson Five: The Post Mortem / Autopsy
* Processing A Scene Of Crime
* Cold Cases
* The Case of Lord Lucan
Lesson Six: Prostitution
* Case of Jack the Stripper
* The Serial Killer
* Maslow - hierarchy of needs
* The Case of Burke and Hare
* The Case of Bela Kiss
* The Case of Peter Sutcliffe
Lesson Seven: The Black Dahlia
* The Case of Jean Spangler
* The Case of Marian Parker
* Missing Persons
Lesson Eight: Execution
* Methods of Execution.
* Capital punishment
* The Case of Ruth Ellis
* The Last Men To Be Executed In England
* Albert Pierrepoint
* Hangmen of the United Kingdom
* Law Enforcement Agencies
* The Profumo Case
With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.
You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 80 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
* All study materials
* Study Guide
* Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Criminology for Beginners Certificate
Criminology for Beginners Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 2 Criminology for Beginners Certificate of Achievement
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Who are ABC
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.